The Star Thrower Revisited

In recent days and weeks, I’ve revisited “The Star Thrower” story.  This story from Loren Eiseley’s 1969 book The Unexpected Universe was the subject of one of our earliest posts a decade ago.  Its value remains true and unquestionable:  If you base your choices on what is right, then what you do will make a …

More on Anthropause

Six months ago, I learned a new word, anthropause, and wrote about it in a December post.  Anthropause means “a considerable global slowing of modern human activities, notably travel.”  This is what happened as the world locked down to control the spread of COVID-19: human activity slowed. Things are returning to ‘normal.’  As an example, last …