Saturday, February 13, 2021


Astronomers in Hawaii have updated measurements of the 

Yarkovsky effect 

- a minuscule push imparted by sunlight - for asteroid Apophis

Monday, February 1, 2021


Lion who was rescued from a cruel circus roams free in the African bush
Jan 31st 2021, 22:23

Sasha the lioness is fighting fit again and free to roam the African bush. The nine-year-old was among five lions and 12 tigers saved from circuses in Guatemala.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872 to 1906)



Come when the year's first blossom blows,
Come when the summer gleams and glows,
Come with the winter's drifting snows,
And you are welcome, welcome

Monday, January 18, 2021

John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, (1647-1680)


John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, wrote poetry, including  "My Lord All-Pride" from which we excerpt:

... lewd a scribbler... writes,

....his brain... so weak

... his starved fancy is compelled to rake

Among the excrements of others' wit,

To make a stinking meal of what they shit.