Archive for April 2011

happy earth day

by request of carl sagan, NASA commanded the voyager 1 spacecraft, having completed its primary mission and now leaving the solar system, to turn its camera around and take this photograph of earth — the pale blue dot, against the vastness of space. From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of particular […]

we are virginia tech

four years ago today, blood was shed in a place that was my home. i pause today to remember. we are virginia tech. the hokie nation embraces our own and reaches out with open hearts and hands to those who offer their hearts and minds. we are strong, and brave, and innocent, and unafraid. we […]

thousand word thursday

a hush is over everything, silent as women wait for love; the world is waiting for the spring. (sara teasdale)