“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp, Or what’s a heaven for?”
Stephen Hawking dismissed the religious notion of “heaven,” yet brought Robert Browning’s thought to unexpected life.
Hawking, the British cosmologist, theoretical physicist and thinker, died this week, aged 76. Guardian science editor Ian Sample wrote that he symbolised “the unbounded possibilities of the human mind.”
“Next time.” Throughout the month I lived in Paris in 2015, every day that I walked past Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris and eyed the lineups, I thought, next time I’m here I’ll explore it. Next Read more
On Nick Sandmann, Nathan Phillips, and coming of age in Trump's America: In my own childhood and adolescence, I said things and did things that can still fill me with shame when, decades later, I remember. I’ll bet that you did, too.