A new installment from "Jacob's Epiphany" is up at Life, The Universe, et Cetera. It is titled "The Watcher in the Woods." I will likely not keep cross-posting about this serial of sub-stories, but maybe these little "asides" will suffice to let you know about them, should you be interested in what has become of this young man encountering the larger world from a small, still place in the woods.
Though his mother calls him a “young man” when she needs him to act like one, Jacob is still very much a boy, really. He’s a good boy, but the world--until now-- has been HIS world--his friends, his house, his bike and his dog. Like most early teens these days, some would say that he sees himself as the center of the universe. But that’s not exactly right. Up until this certain point, Jacob had given no real thought at all to his place in the universe, or about that astronomical science … Continue Reading ››