Heavy Rotation

This spinning orb glues us down Planted on this habitat we call home In moonlight, tides rock back and forth Overcrowded, yet hunter/gatherers we roam — Invisible forces, magnetic pulses Trusting what cannot be seen Billions of stars alone in space More perfect than any machine — The human heart is the only true power … More Heavy Rotation

Space Junk

Space travelers who do a flyby of Earth do not admire our junk. One more reason to avoid this rock. The heavens are filled with man-made stuff, debris from space flights, satellites and our presence. Where we go, waste follows. The U.S. Space Command is charged with tracking space junk. Besides monitoring these objects in … More Space Junk

Pearl Jam (Part 2)

Thirty years of Pearl Jam. I thought it would be fun to look at their first album, Ten, and their most recent studio release, Gigaton. These two albums couldn’t be more different. Initially, the brooding, aggressive sound of this band did not register with me. However, I love many brooding, aggressive bands, the case here … More Pearl Jam (Part 2)

Ray Bradbury

Recently, I saw writer Ray Bradbury, on an old episode of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, discussing life on Mars. This was 1978, NASA had landed the first probes on the planet. Forty-three years later, we have sent a motorized science lab there. Bradbury is my favorite science fiction writer. I started reading him … More Ray Bradbury

Greta at 18

Greta Thunberg, the environmental activist, turned 18 years old last weekend. What did you do before age 18? If you are like me, I was trying to graduate from high school and figure out my future. Greta was been working to make sure we have any kind of future. Search my blog for other Greta … More Greta at 18

Sky Dancing

Not so easy, dancing atop the sky Skillful but with daring disregard Caution swirls away in the wind Flying brazenly with no lifeguard Revealing brazen aerial moves From the ground thrilling views Clouds of cotton candy swirls The heavens imprinted with tattos Awash in sunlit water droplets Bareback upon a double rainbow Sailing past dreams … More Sky Dancing

All That Matters

Written across the universe Each day birthing a new star Wishes sent skyward Traveling both near and far We can choose to see darkness Or be drawn to the distant light Like a beacon sending out signals Soon we will catch the next flight When time dissolves all we see Into nothing, just ancient dust … More All That Matters