In the shadow of the moon

I saw the eclipse, the total eclipse, and though I've seen pictures and knew what would happen, no words or pictures can match the effect of being there. It begins slowly, a sliver of the sun gone black, a sense of surreality at seeing such a common fixture in the sky and our psychology shifting …

Gravity

I watched this thrilling sci fi movie while on a plane over the ocean, and the turbulence really added to the tense feel of it. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney play astronauts working on repairing the Hubble telescope, when an accident sends them into a dire situation. There is a kind of deep, uneasy fear …