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Living Under Authority

From the October 1995 Print Edition

Chinese astronomers Hi and Ho were put to death for failing to foretell the solar eclipse of 2169 B.C. I myself was taken by surprise in 1979. A sifting of light pulled me away from my baby’s morning nap and onto the edge of the porch. A line in the west, the leading edge of shadow dividing light . . . . Continue Reading »