Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Well, it's probably apparent by now that this blog is dying a natural death, after a ten-year run of nearly daily posts. The primary reason is the tremor; my right hand shakes so violently that typing is mostly a matter of correcting typos. Parkinson's. But also, it just seems to be time. The hardest part is saying goodbye to all of you who have been so faithful. Thank you for enriching my life.

This evening, under clear tropic skies, an eyelash-thin Moon with Venus. Which reminds me: As Science Musings staggers into an uncertain future, Guy Ottewell, he of the wonderful Astronomical Calendar, has started his own blog. You can find it at www.universalworkshop.com/guysblog.

The Science Musings site, with its archive, will stay active, and now and then may sputter into life. In the meantime, holiday blessings. Here are a few meditations on a seasonal theme. Click on the numbers..