Shaken, and also Stirred: Recollections of the Mexico City Earthquake (of 1985) Exactly 32 years ago (according to the Gregorian Calendar convention as I write this) I was preparing to fly into Mexico City after the major earthquake there (19 September 1985). Like most Americans, I was horrified by the destruction and dismayed by the … Continue reading Shaken, and also Stirred
Having experienced (I can't think of a better word) the total eclipse on Monday (21 August 2017), I have a couple of random thoughts; both semi-relevant to my previous post, "Can a Total Eclipse Bring World Peace?", and somewhat unrelated to it. Totality is far more impactful and more awesome than a partial eclipse. Even … Continue reading Afterthoughts on Eclipses and their Impact
Sabre-rattling between powerful enemies. Middle eastern conflict creating refugees. Ethnic strife. Violent retaliation by the marginalized. Senseless murder of innocent persons. Tensions between nations over harboring of terrorists. Bombastic leaders bent on conflict. And, no doubt, a population hopeful for divine intervention or some sign from heaven. Enter a total eclipse. No; this is not … Continue reading Can a Total Eclipse Bring World Peace?