April 15, 2022

“To a Cat” by Jorge Luis Borges

To a Cat Mirrors are not more silent nor the creeping dawn more secretive; in the moonlight, you are that panther we catch sight of from afar. By the inexplicable workings of a divine law,… Continue Reading

August 20, 2021

“36 Rules for Writers” by Umberto Eco

36 Rules for Writers 1. Avoid alliterations, even if they’re manna for morons. 2. Don’t contribute to the killing of the subjunctive mode, I suggest that the writer use it when necessary. 3. Avoid clichés:… Continue Reading

July 23, 2021

“20 Rules for Writers” by Stephen King

20 Rules for Writers 1. First write for yourself, and then worry about the audience. “When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story. When you rewrite, your main job is taking out all… Continue Reading

April 15, 2021

“Pale Blue Dot” by Carl Sagan

Pale Blue Dot Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out… Continue Reading

November 28, 2020

“2001” Metal Monolith Found in the Utah Desert

A Towering Monolith Reminiscent of the Film "2001" Recently, employees from the Utah Department of Public Safety happened upon a silver monolith in the remote desert while doing an aerial survey. The structure, almost 12-foot-tall,… Continue Reading

August 14, 2020

Photographer Develops 120-Year-Old Cat Photos Found in a Time Capsule

Photographer Develops 120-Year-Old Cat Photos Continue Reading

June 5, 2020

Prince in 1977: Photos of his Purpleness Before the Fame

Prince in 1977: Photos of his Purpleness Before the Fame The year was 1977. At the time, a 19-year-old kid named Prince Rogers Nelson was a complete unknown. No record contract. No hit singles. He’d… Continue Reading

May 8, 2020

“Studies on Twilight Phenomena: After the Krakatau Eruption” by Eduard Pechuël-Loesche

Studies on Twilight Phenomena One of the most destructive and deadly volcanic events ever recorded occurred on August 27th, 1883, on a tiny island in Indonesia. The explosion of Krakatoa was heard over 3,000 miles… Continue Reading

April 19, 2019

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris by Louis Daguerre (1838)

When Louis Daguerre created the photographic process that bears his name (daguerreotype), he proudly proclaimed, "I have seized the light. I have arrested its flight." This image from 1838 by Daguerre is an example of… Continue Reading

April 13, 2019

Japanese Internment During World War II (Photo Essay by Dorothea Lange)

Because of her Great Depression-era work with the Farm Security Administration, Dorothea Lange was already a noted documentary photographer by the time she joined the War Relocation Authority in 1941. She was involved with documenting… Continue Reading