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December 26, 2019

Encounter with Christmas

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It was shortly before my twenty-first birthday. I was away from home, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Lost, and stuck in aloneness. I had left my church community after high school, feeding my insatiable curiosity on a steady diet of...

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November 27, 2019

Encounters: Back in the United States, October 2019: Part 2 – Nature

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There is no better place to spend the autumn than in the northeastern United States. Even though climate change seems to have delayed and muted the colors of childhood memory, they were stunning nonetheless after seven years in the Australian bush...

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November 6, 2019

Encounters: Back in the United States, October 2019: Part I – People

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Traveling around Australia, our American accent immediately gives us away. As a rule, Australians are a curious lot and completely uninhibited. So we always get the same three questions: “Why does the US still have the death penalty?” “What’s up...

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August 7, 2019

Encounters: Supernovae and Revival with Rev. Robert Evans, June 2019

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Bob has memorized the general pattern of stars adjacent to some five hundred galaxies as seen through a homemade telescope. And for those who have not recently looked at a galaxy through a ten-inch telescope, we are talking about small fuzzy blobs...

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