Reclaiming Wonder From Above our Small Blue Home

Earth in Hand

We live on a fragile, small planet in a wondrous huge universe. We have to give it the care and respect it needs to sustain us.

Ode to Joy – Sometimes the Old Ones are the Best Ones

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Graham Phoenix looks at the power of ‘Ode to Joy’ written in 1785 by German poet, Friedrich Schiller. Beethoven later adapted it for the final movement of the Ninth Symphony in 1824. It is now adopted by The European Union as its anthem.

Sacred Dance (poem)

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Paddy Murray shares his poetry—a gentle, intimate moment, the “Sacred Dance.”

Across the Universe: Dealing With Death as an Atheist

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After the sudden, unexpected death of a friend Chris Hicke grapples with what it means to be an atheist.

Thoughts on Happiness and Fear

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Atalwin Pilon knows he isn’t happy 100% of the time. But is that even the point? If not, what is?

We Are the Universe: Grand, Beautiful and Amazing Video of Origins and Connectivity

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“The stars died so you could be here.”

Signs That Your Workplace Has Been Invaded By Aliens

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You Can’t Take the Sky From Me

What Should We Be Thankful For?

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How do we remember who we are in this modern world? In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Black Friday strikes, adoption rears its lonesome head, and yet Matt takes a moment in all the noise to give thanks.

Show Me the Love

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As money becomes a scarcity, Seth Jaret sees something that is taking its place.

Science: Our Place In The Universe [@neiltyson]

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Really? It’s going to be okay. It really is. Here’s why.

Being Beautiful

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Do your kids believe that they are beautiful? Do you?

Abyss

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‘You dare to stare into such a friend’ … A poem by Daniel Lee Fee.

The Counsel of Garlic

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“I’d been crushed, skinned, diced, seared, and salted. The Universe pointed and laughed; I laughed too.”

Wanna Find Love? Let Go of the Banana

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Are you keeping a few friends or acquaintances on your radar as potential hookups or relationship material? Is your ex on your backup list? Still pining over your college crush?

To Venus or the Sun

To Venus or the Sun   You have driven me To my pair of once-optimistic knees, Once full of faith for you— Knees which still believe in God, Who floats like the mist Next to the Hyatt building across the street— And I waited for you With my solitary pipe like a character in “Godot.” […]

Carl Sagan: “You Are Here”

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“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home.” Carl Sagan 1934-1996