In Another School, Sudden Death and its Untimeliness

Last night, I saw this photo. My heart broke again. The day was already strange enough, love and death juxtaposed and mixed. And then the shooting started. Our acknowledgement of the inevitable future of our collective and individual demise was met by the catastrophic present of another school transformed into an abattoir. We did not […]

Bad Theodicy and the Summer that Sucks.

Ferguson. ISIS. Robin Williams’ suicide. Gaza Strip. Ebola. Border refugee crisis. Ukraine. Syrian civil war. Boko Haram. Global warming. It’s been a bleak summer worldwide. Not to put too fine a point on it, but it sucks. I’ve found that when significantly bad things happen, I don’t write something. Sometimes, it’s because I have an […]

On This Morning’s Meteor Explosion and Tonight’s Asteroid Pass

Tonight, Asteroid 2012 DA14 passes between us and our moon. Oh, you didn’t know that? What an Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day we would have had if its trajectory had been different. The asteroid is about 150 feet wide and will miss us by a distance less than a round trip between New York City […]