Dawn

The small bird was close to our window: her voice rose high and clear in the light mist shrouding the garden. She was celebrating life and the dawn of a new day, she was saying hope is alive, and look at me: I am small, but I am here, for God is great and IContinue reading “Dawn”

#DailyPrompt: Reason to Believe ~ and Reflections on a Challenge

What’s your reason to Believe? The capital “B” is of course my addition.  For there is one overwhelming reason “to believe”, which is the beauty and goodness of the world and of its Creator. Despite the miseries, the poverty, rampant greed and ignominy of the all-powerful and the rich: on one side is Evil, onContinue reading “#DailyPrompt: Reason to Believe ~ and Reflections on a Challenge”

Daily Prompt: I Believe

For today’s prompt, tell us three things that you believe in your heart to be true. Tell us three things you believe in your heart to be false. True: Love is forever Our souls are immortal Beauty will triumph False: Greed rules Evil will triumph The earth is flat

Weekly Writing Challenge: Golden Years

For this week’s writing challenge, we’re asking you to explore what age means to you. Is the the loss of youth, or the cultivation of wisdom? Do things get better as you grow older, or worse? There are many ways to interpret age, often depending on your relationship with the passing of time.  I hearContinue reading “Weekly Writing Challenge: Golden Years”

O m’a dit: Régine Deforges’ interview of Pauline Réage (cont’d) #literature

I am posting here, on several pages, the end of my translation of Régine Deforges’ s interview of Pauline Réage (1975) . The beginning is here. RD – What seduces you in  a woman, what draws you to her? PR – Her beauty, and her courage. RD – Her beauty? PR – In essence, yes. IContinue reading “O m’a dit: Régine Deforges’ interview of Pauline Réage (cont’d) #literature”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Flowers

 Immersed in the city we missed you, and at times, a shimmer of light in the sky, a reflection in a girl’s hair, reminded us of you. We know that soon we will go back, to the solitary trails, to the sound of our boots on the hard rock, to the smile on her faceContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Flowers”

#AtoZChallenge: April 24, 2013 ~ Uranium

 You are the most fatal chemical element found on earth, only preceded by plutonium, the byproduct (“waste”) of nuclear reactors.  In nature you are mostly the stable isotope Uranium-238, but your brother, Uranium-235, is much sought after by the sorcerers of nuclear fission since it “only” requires low-energy neutrons to trigger the chain reaction. NuclearContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge: April 24, 2013 ~ Uranium”

#AtoZChallenge: April 3, 2013 ~ (Les) Cévennes

Les Cévennes  They are a mountain range in the South-East of the Massif Central of France (les Cévennes are part of the Languedoc-Roussillon administrative region).  Their highest peaks are Mont Lozère and Mont Aigoual, respectively 1699 and 1657m high.  This remote area has a special geography and an even more special history. Here rivers separateContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge: April 3, 2013 ~ (Les) Cévennes”

#FiveSentenceFiction: Abandoned

 It was night and it was winter, but I wanted to see the place, our place, once again. So, alone, I followed the long road, lined with so many memories of you, of us, of time past, of dreams lost. I found the old house, the air was frosty, there was no sound as IContinue reading “#FiveSentenceFiction: Abandoned”

Originally posted on physics4me:
Ian Hinchliffe, a theoretical physicist who heads Berkeley Lab’s sizable contingent with the ATLAS experiment at CERN, answers many of your questions about the Higgs boson. Ian invited viewers to send in questions about the Higgs via email, Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube in an “Ask a Scientist” video posted July…