The Dark Side of the Food Chain

I’ve been musing lately about the mechanisms of the food chain.  In our household we’ve been viewing the televised seven-part series North America on the Discovery channel, and I often find myself rooting for the prey when predators are featured in hot pursuit. This documentary is beautifully done, and, I must say, it’s refreshing to notice […]

New Life

(such a sky and such a sun i never knew and neither did you and everybody never breathed quite so many kinds of yes)                                   –E. E. Cummings The past week in the Texas hill country was one of noticing new life in progress:  two pairs of scissortail flycatchers flying in front of me as […]

Something I Might Not Deserve

A few weeks ago, I paused when I read the following news headline: “Astronomers have discovered the largest known structure in the universe, a clump of active galactic cores that stretches 4 billion light-years from end to end.” This discovery evidently made astronomers rethink the size of the cosmos.  It made me think, though, of […]