Archive for October, 2008

Out Of This World

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only a hundred billion. It’s less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. –Richard Feynman

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I’m One Of The Lucky Ones

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Unfortunately the camera didn’t focus properly when Husband took this photo. The composition is perfect, the poses and smiles capture a moment of happy synchronicity. Just pretend the fuzziness is a result of viewing the photo with tear-blurred eyes (tears of joy, of course). My mother was only 20 years old when her mother died […]

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I Don’t Know If I Can Bear Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

My parents’ visit ends tomorrow. They leave on the 10:30 p.m. red-eye. Yesterday and today I found myself verging on tears. It has been an intense and happy visit. There have been many “firsts” in the past week that I’m thrilled my parents were part of experiencing. I need to keep myself together, to focus […]

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