Category Archives: cancer

Living on the Edge

Looking into the heavens can cause an observer to think about what it is like to see beyond anything that can possibly be reached. The sense of awe sometimes leaves when parts of the heavens seem to become familiar, but the … Continue reading

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A Perfect Summer Night

The observing sheet (below) was developed last night. The sky conditions were poor but the day and evening were typical for the hotter part of our summer season. The July and August nights that hover around 75 degrees F while the … Continue reading

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The Waning Moon from the San Joaquin Valley

Sometimes you have to get away. It is not that we cannot rest or find God at home, but some situations demand a change in environment and activity to accomplish what is needed. The seriousness of Linda’s health situation demanded some … Continue reading

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His and Hers: Persistence and the Moon

It was a period of days during a lunar cycle that would normally seem easy to watch the moon, but it demanded persistence to observe for a number of reasons. The story comes after the sketches. The first opportunity we had … Continue reading

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Poignant Moon

A couple nights ago Linda and I decided to grab a rare clear spring night and look at the quarter moon. We ran the video image from the scope to the living room and sat a few feet apart. She … Continue reading

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Reaching Skyward

No sketch this time….just a story. Someone commented to us one time that looking at the night skies must be natural thing for our Ugandan friends because the sky is so dark. I answered this way: “Actually, it is not. … Continue reading

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Settings and Risings on a Sleepless Night

It had been a busy day as we packed boxes to send to mission works overseas. I had watched Linda closely, as she had to force herself to stay alert but was determined to make progress–not giving in to the … Continue reading

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