Monthly Archives: September 2017

What Happened (Next)

What happens after you leave Facebook? In my case, phone and email have popped back to life. I’ve had several wonderful conversations, and there have been voicemails waiting for me. It’s nice to actually dig into a conversation with someone, … Continue reading

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Pre-Concert Talk Tonight!

If you’re in New York City and not otherwise occupied, why not attend a wonderful orchestral concert for free? NYUO2 –one of NYU’s two symphony orchestras–is opening tonight’s concert season at the Frederick Lowe Theater on West 4th Street, just … Continue reading

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Early This Morning

Shortly before dawn I stepped onto the patio to look at the stars. Just at his meridian, Orion was clear and bright, his bow clearly visible, Betelgeuse quite red. To the west, Taurus and the Pleiades, Aldebaran also visibly ruddy. … Continue reading

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So It Begins

I’m off Facebook. Please contact me directly, and check out this blog.

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Unfriending Facebook

I’m done. I spent years wasting time on Facebook, and I’m done. I’m deactivating my accounts a little later today, and then, barring heavenly intervention, deleting for good after I’ve had a few days to evaluate. I’m rarely impulsive. This … Continue reading

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Neptune

I’ve been hunting for Neptune. I think I’ve found it. It’s been on my to-do list, but I haven’t been at this very long, and there are so many obstacles, from early bedtime on school nights to clouds to full … Continue reading

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The Cooling Tower

The open star cluster in Cygnus known as M29 is also now nicknamed “the Cooling Tower” due to its oddly symmetrical shape, evoking the hyperboloid shape of the chimneys of a nuclear power plant. The principal stars form a box … Continue reading

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