Alone in the universe

Blue Marble

Let’s take a break from our regularly scheduled travelogue to address the Daily Post topic–Do you believe in life on other planets? I answer this question with an enthusiastic–yes! It seems to me the height of conceit to believe that our small star and this insignificant third planet is the only combination among countless stars […]


The 13th Day of Christmas

I like to leave the tree and decorations up through the 12 days of Christmas. Day 13 (January 6) is time enough to take everything down and prepare to face the bleak days of winter ahead. In my faith, this is start of the season of Epiphany, which is all about light. I have to […]


Live Long and Prosper

Here’s something that has lived long and prospered–Star Trek. The new movie is proof that the myth of Star Trek still has the power to capture imaginations. I’ve been a Star Trek fan since the days of the original series. I was a kid then and fascinated with the logic of Spock and the dedication […]