(There were so many incredible pictures to chose from for this one. But I’m going with Einstein because: Hello, most beloved scientist of all time! Congrats on being right about everything!!!) I’m up in Springfield, Massachusetts working on a long-form piece about inner-city preschools, when a friend starts texting me a bunch of stuff on gravitational waves. I’m a bit … Continue reading Found: G-waves; hope for humanity
This from The Rubaiyat Omar Khayyam (verses LXXI – LXXIII): The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it. And that inverted Bowl they call the Sky, Whereunder crawling coop’d we … Continue reading A scientist-poet. From 12th century Persia. On Writing.
I am, as I said, buried in second-draft deadlines (which is actually as exciting as it is stressful). I do my best writing in the middle of the night, when it’s dark and dead quiet. The only downside is that when I hit a wall, there’s not much I can do to refocus without waking … Continue reading Walt Whitman. Because let’s make it a poetry week.