November 29, 2012
For years I thought the name of this constellation was O'Brien, courtesy of my father's puckish sense of humor. But then he also told me the names of the stars that mattered: Rigel, Betelgeuse and Sirius at Orion's heel, the brightest star in the sky.
One of my favorite parts of the late fall is that Orion is up before I go to bed. Coming home in the dark and the cold it is nice to see him striding across the sky over the garage, Sirius at heel.