A beautiful mind

He was unknown, just a low-level government clerk in the Bern, Switzerland patent office with big dreams, and a big ego to match. Every morning he would arrive at his desk early and hurry through his day's work in the first few hours. Then he would remove a sheaf of papers from the drawer, spread ... Continue reading

A debate rages in New Mexico

I spotted this sign while driving through New Mexico recently, and it piqued my curiosity. Dust storms may exist. As a dedicated rationalist, I was frankly surprised, for I was certain that by now, these claims by some for the existence of dust storms had been stamped out. But to my chagrin, I was ... Continue reading

Are we alone?

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us. — Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian playwright and poet As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord is thinking about me right now. You are ... Continue reading