Earth stripped of water

Life as we know it can survive without sunlight and oxygen: witness the creatures that populate the sulfurous vicinity of submarine hydrothermal vents. Life as we know it cannot live without water, and where there is water, there is almost always life.“I discovered living creatures in rain, which had stood but a few days in […]

The Population Bomb

In 1968, Doctor Paul Ehrlich warned the world of its excessive population with his book entitled The Population Bomb (Amazon). “The battle to feed all of humanity is over,” he wrote, “hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death.” His trip to an overcrowded Delhi in 1966 seemed to convince him that there […]

We shape Earth. It shapes us.

We shape the Earth, and it shapes us. For all the pieces interact, transforming into a cohesive thought. The trees grow in cities, the oceans meet at the cape. All the pieces interact, enveloped by the space inside. The weather is fickle, cyclical, everything too much for a remix, itching for evolution. To get closer to the texture of […]

‘It looked like a Life Saver. It looked like a Life Saver up in the sky.’

Annie Dillard first published her essay ‘Total Eclipse’ in 1982. It’s since been republished The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New. Below are a couple of my favorite snippets. Read the entire essay on The Atlantic. On seeing the total solar eclipse, also known as the path of totality: If you think very fast, you […]