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Who speaks for earth?

On this day in 1996 we lost Carl Sagan.  Dr. Sagan was one of those rare scientists who could explain difficult scientific concepts to non-scientists in a compelling and understandable way without dumbing it down and without a trace of … Continue reading

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The Women of Iran

Neda Agha Soltan 1982-2009 Neda Agha Soltan, an Iranian student, was attending a protest in Tehran today when she was shot in the chest by a Basij militiaman.  Her death was captured in a shocking video that has now been … Continue reading

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Poem for the Rooftops of Iran

While her video camera captures a night of rooftop shouting, a woman speaks softly.  I can’t understand her words, but no translation is needed to hear the sound of sadness and despair.  Translated, I hear soulful poetry. Friday, the 19th … Continue reading

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