What We’re Reading 1-4-13

In 1883, Mexican astronomer Jose Bonilla saw a large number of mysterious objects pass in front of the sun. Explanations at the time included birds and UFOs, but a new analysis of the data suggests that fragments from a billion ton comet buzzed Earth.

At the end of the year, The New York Times runs a special feature called “The Lives They Lived” highlighting the lives of a few of our fellow travelers who passed on during the year. Here you’ll find stories that celebrate, inspire and give us food for thought.

Did you make any resolutions for the New Year? Woody Guthrie made 33 resolutions back in 1942. You may want to borrow a few from his list.

This is yet another in a series of posts about what we’re reading at Whole Earth: stories about the environment, ecology, travel, outdoor living, ideas, art, writing, history, science, and creativity, and the people who make it happen. Have a suggestion? Please leave us a comment so we can add it to our reading list.