Randy Hoyt

Stephen King Quote

Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is about how important it is to have a boyfriend.
Stephen King
Aug 10

Moon Pics

Moon Pics

I took pictures of the moon (most) every day during the lunar cycle July 2-July 30. I’ll soon be posting the whole gallery, and I’ll later be writing up something about the moon and its phases. This is the picture I took July 29 at 6:00 AM, as the waning crescent rose just ahead of the sun.

Jul 31

Moon Myths

The moon myths that I love are those that talk about the moon either in terms of wandering or in terms of chasing. The moon and sun both appear to travel around our planet from east to west in the sky, the sun going a little faster than the moon. If you watch the moon regularly at sunset after the new moon, you really do get the sense that the moon and the sun were traveling together but that the moon just couldn't keep up or preferred to travel at his own leisurely pace. ... … Read Post →

Jul 23

Imaginary Worlds

By chaining together definitions from a handy online dictionary, something is "imaginary" if it exists only in our faculty for making mental images of things. We all live in imaginary worlds. When I was an undergraduate philosophy student, I was fascinated by the visions of the world presented by Heraclitus and Parmenides -- the one, a world in a constant state of flux; the other, an immutable and immovable eternal present -- both haunted my thinking and played a major role in how I understand the world today. … Read Post →

Jul 12