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Launch

It has become a ritual. We set the alarm, bundle up, go outside, and stand on the deck looking westward and up, sometimes feeling silly. Why are we so drawn to these spectacles in the sky that we rouse ourselves … Continue reading

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Rainbows and A Rocket Launch

Yesterday I was happy, in the way that happiness comes over you and takes you by surprise if you don’t scare it off by shifting your mind to shadow thoughts and beating up on yourself as usual. There had been hard … Continue reading

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Strange Days

Today we woke up to the noise and vibration of a launch from Vandenberg about ten minutes before eight. It was an Atlas rocket carrying a military weather satellite, not that I knew this at the time. I ran outside … Continue reading

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I Awake To A Clattering of Windows

I slept only fitfully last night and was lying in bed enduring a stretch of diffuse anxiety when I heard a sudden steady clicking sound.  Was Monte shivering in his sleep?  The clicking quickened and became a rattling — high-pitched, … Continue reading

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