A bit before 5am one brisk September morn, walking toward my workplace, I catch a glimpse of Sirius low in the eastern sky above the dawn's glow --- and feel a sudden connection to the Egyptian astronomers who watched for the heliacal rising of that same star to predict the flooding of the Nile more than five thousand years ago ...

(see also SeeingStars3 (14 Jan 2000), LeonidSightings (18 Nov 2001), CollegeCollage3 (29 Sep 2001), LeonidSightings2 (20 Nov 2002), EinsteinianAdvice (25 Nov 2002), ... )

TopicPersonalHistory - TopicScience - Datetag20030412

(correlates: ShortRun, LeonidSightings2, EinsteinCredo, ...)