Irma, Harvey, and Awe

Irma, Harvey, and Awe

Awe: “an emotion variously combining dread, veneration, and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime” (Merriam-Webster) I spent a good part of yesterday (Sunday, September 10, 2017) watching Hurricane Irma blast Florida on live TV....
Hurricanes’ cruel beauty

Hurricanes’ cruel beauty

It’s ironic how lovely a deadly hurricane can look from outer space. It resembles a spiral galaxy, which also looks much more docile from afar than it would feel if you could ricochet around its gaseous stars. (See the resemblance below.)   Spirals hold a...