Winter and the presence of God

A gray ooze has devoured the horizon and wrapped the sky in a damp, claustrophobic dreariness. The sun has been swallowed up; beneath a tinplate damp life shivers, slapping arms and stamping feet to stay warm. A monochromatic twilight robs the desert of its color, while an icy wind rips the last few ... Continue reading

In praise of tilt

June 21 was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. In celebration, jubilant physics students from across the globe went to Stonehenge, beating drums and casting about flowers, singing, chanting and leaping for joy, all in praise of tilt. I know their teachers ... Continue reading