new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

cosmos by kenley kristofferson

on soundcloud:

from the description:


a choral suite using the text of 20th-century astronomer and science popularizer, carl sagan.

there are three movements:

mvt. 1 is about discovery ("somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known"),

mvt. 2 is about beauty ("the beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it, but the way those atoms are put together).

mvt. 3 is about space at large ("if you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.")

on a personal level, carl sagan has taught me how beautiful science and the universe can be, and that understanding something enriches the experience, but doesn't take away from the mystery that draws us to the big questions of life. he taught me that the sciences are beautiful; the natural world is elegant; and for such small creatures as we, the vastness is bearable only through love :)

composed by kenley kristofferson ( + (@kenley_k) recorded by antiphony ( + (@antiphony_) at the manitoba museum (planetarium) + (@mbmuseum) engineered by jonathan pearce text by carl sagan cover image by paul duffield


many thanks to phil plait for posting this on his blog.

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