St. Paul’s Cathedral is in the dense heart of the City of London, but since 2000 there has been a bracingly open way to approach it: along the Thames in one of the river buses, then, from the Globe Theatre on the south bank, across the Millennium Footbridge.
Continue reading “Palm Sunday”
The spring or vernal equinox is coming, on Monday March 20, Continue reading “Spring coming, Venus going”
Good morning, Tor, it’s your twelfth birthday, and also Continue reading “Groundhog Day weather”
Today is one second longer than other days. 2016 will be longer than other years by one day plus one second.
Continue reading “Leap Second”
November 11 is Martinmas, one of the cross-quarter days, roughly half way Continue reading “Martinmas, Day of the Conscientious Veteran”
Today is Guy Fawkes Day in England, and Clock Change Eve in America. Continue reading “Guy and the clock”
The first time I came to this island universe was by walking, along the bridge over the void Continue reading “Venice and the Feast of the First Full Moon”
The Moon was New on Saturday October 1, very early on that date, and therefore conceivably becomes visible as a very thin crescent at the sunset of October 2.
Continue reading “Jews and Muslims Agree”