Forgiving the Flesh–In Which I Recount the Ways My Body Has Betrayed Me

Originally posted on dearlilyjune:
Dear Lily June, As human beings, we live in the flimsy structures of our fleshy bodies. Our hearts, like birds, are protected only by a cage of ribs; our minds, like yolks, sit inside the bony eggs of our skulls. It is a system designed to be fragile and frail. We are not built to last forever. In my youth, I… Continue reading Forgiving the Flesh–In Which I Recount the Ways My Body Has Betrayed Me

Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos 03: Proverbs

Originally posted on Write Science:
by Shane L. Larson On 19 April 1610, Johannes Kepler wrote an open letter to Galileo Galilei, musing on possible future voyages that would allow explorers — human explorers — to see what Galileo’s telescope had shown.  He mused that some day inventors might “provide ship or sails adapted to the heavenly breezes, and there will be some who will not… Continue reading Feeling Small in a Big Cosmos 03: Proverbs

Licensed to “I Don’t Give a Shit”

Originally posted on Punch Drunk Village:
I’m turning OLD this year. But I’m taking it all quite well, really. There are benefits to aging of course. Social benefits, for example. And one in particular I find quite tantalizing. Since I’ve always been a tad socially-reckless — over-sharing, stirring the pot, making listeners squirm — what I’m most looking forward to with turning old is my newfound license to I-Don’t-Give-A-Shit (IDGAS). Surely you are already aware there is… Continue reading Licensed to “I Don’t Give a Shit”

Marvel vs. DC: Whose Universe is it Anyway?

Originally posted on Same Page Team:
By: Daniel Reynolds There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to universe construction: the seven day method and the Big Bang. The former defines itself as a thoughtful process with a note of fantastical whimsy. The latter works–but damn if it isn’t loud and messy. After this year’s San Diego Comic Con, DC Comics made clear… Continue reading Marvel vs. DC: Whose Universe is it Anyway?