Tryst of Titans: Hanky-Panky in the Heavens?

Scientists have recently released a report suggesting that the Earth may once have had two moons: the one we see in the skies tonight, and a smaller one which catastrophically slammed into its larger cousin. What was left was a single amalgam, with the remaining moon flattened on one side by the cataclysmic impact.Of course, no one—not even your Great-Grandfather—can remember that far back; so we’re left to speculate what power, what primal urge, may have brought them together. I have my own id … [Read more...]

All Creatures Great and Small, the Lord God Made Them All

Well now, here we are—I'm traveling, and I'm so darned busy this week! And in keeping with my new policy of posting an occasional guest blog, I thought I’d share a post I particularly enjoyed.Russell E. Saltzman, “Thursday columnist” over at First Things, has a splendid column up this week about the wildlife in his own yard—particularly the nest of mourning doves which have taken up residence on his patio.I love the birds and chipmunks and squirrels that make our yard their home (or, more acc … [Read more...]


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