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“The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject… And so this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will…

“No one regards what is before his feet; we all gaze at the stars.” –Quintus Ennius For the space, science or astronomy enthusiast, there’s nothing like looking up at the Universe with your own eyes and discovering it. But during the day, while you’re seated at your desk, office or computer, many of us crave…

“We live in an atmosphere of shame. We are ashamed of everything that is real about us; ashamed of ourselves, of our relatives, of our incomes, of our accents, of our opinions, of our experience, just as we are ashamed of our naked skins.” –George Bernard Shaw On this Thanksgiving day, we’re supposed to express…

“Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.” -Albert Camus It’s well known that by aligning and averaging a wide variety of human faces together, an eerie “average” human face can be arrived at. But we see faces in things all the time, from natural scenes…

“I have signs in my kitchen to remind me not to eat breakfast and that my job is always. Most cops work only at night or at day. I am a lucky cop because I work both. Tomorrow we do it all again, because my job is not day shift or night shift. It’s always…

“It’s said that All Hallows’ Eve is one of the nights when the veil between the worlds is thin — and whether you believe in such things or not, those roaming spirits probably believe in you, or at least acknowledge your existence, considering that it used to be their own.” -Erin Morgenstern Alas, Halloween comes but once…

Weekend Diversion: Aquarium Art (Synopsis)

“Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest.” –Lloyd Biggle, Jr. And yet it’s certainly something to consider how little attention we…

“I can look in their eyes and see it. That’s the best feeling I can have. … I know I didn’t affect their lives just today, but it carries on for years and years to come.” –Warrick Dunn When most people think about the NFL, they think of a sport they either enjoy watching or couldn’t…

“Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place.” –Banksy Not everyone who’s a street artist engages in vandalism, nor are all acts of vandalism negative or unwanted in any way. Consider all the different ways one can contribute to the vibrancy of a city as you listen to…

“It is worthwhile, too, to warn the teacher that undue severity in correcting faults is liable at times to discourage a pupil’s mind from effort.” –Quintilian We live in a society where we often draw this dichotomy between “our side,” which is always right, and “their side,” which is against us and, of course, always…