Life at Home

Kansas City has a stay-in-place order for the Covid-19 response to increase social distancing. Hikari, our Newfoundland, certainly has been happier with both her parents around. We hope our readers are safe and not impacted too much by this pandemic. Click on the image for a larger view.

The Speeding Earth

The author Chet Raymo in his book The Soul of the Night describes the motion of a child as she is knocked into the air by a collision with a skateboarder:

During the time the child was in the air, the spinning Earth carried her half a mile to the east. The motion of the Earth around the sun carried her back again forty miles westward. The drift of the solar system among the stars of the Milky Way bore her silently twenty miles toward the star Vega. The turning pinwheel of the Milky Way Galaxy carried her 300 miles in a great circle about the galactic center. After that huge flight through space she hit the ground and bounced like a rubber ball.

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