This morning the Stevie Wonder song with the lyric "if you really want me why not tell me so?" is ringing in my mind. It has no real biographical or metaphoric significance, other than to remind me how much I love a pop hook. I love pop hooks so much that they stay in my mind until I love them a bit less.
During the Summer between high school and college, I drove thirty miles each day to Southern Arkansas University, a small university in Magnolia, Arkansas. I took my first two college courses there. The school called those courses "Western Civilization I" and "Introduction to Astronomy".
I remember there was a star party, in which we all looked out of telescopes from a rooftop. I remember that the university had a planetarium made out of large milk cartons. All my best science, I suspect, used for laboratory materials household inessentials.
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