Commencing Countdown, Engines On

One of my favorite Bowie songs, made into a video that would have blown my 80′s MTV-watchin’ mind away.

Then and Now

Hilarious and nostalgic at the same time…a couple of these are mildly NSFW.

If you hadn’t noticed

…the universe is a beautiful place.

You Existing As You

What are the chances of you coming into being?

Thanks, Shotts…

Every time I think of Coca-Cola, I think of The Blinks. Click on the image to go to the article. I do find this article fascinating, however, and am reminded how surrounded we are my technological marvels.  Collective miracles, since no one person holds the key to delivering a can of Coke.  There’s also a […]

Splendid Isolation

This summer, after being awarded a residency, I am going to be spending 19 days on Isle Royale National Park, on lake Superior. It is the location of the longest running study of a predatory mammal and its prey in the U.S. I will be on foot with no technology and likely will not be […]

One of the Most Mind-Blowingly Beautiful Videos I Have Ever Seen

I saw this video on Nature on PBS several months ago, and PBS recently posted the whole thing. I want to order it so I can watch it with better resolution. I know you guys will likely not watch the whole fifty minutes, but you should consider it. Wow.

A Big Deal?


  Years, that is.  It’s the anniversary of Galileo discovering Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto orbiting Jupiter. Read more about it here and here.

Amazon Kindle

I got one. Anyone else? Care to muse and discuss? In this early stage with it, I’m finding the Kindle surprisingly readable and fun. In its way, it’s making reading "new." At the same time, I find myself gravitating toward nonfiction with it, rather than the more traditionally "literary" genres of fiction and (certainly) poetry. […]

The Plight of the Bumblebee

There is an article about the Colony Collapse Disorder in the Times, here.

A Brief History of Violence

Thanks Ned for posting the Story of Stuff. I think that it is largely preaching to the choir (with emphasis on “preach”) on this blog but still it is good to know that there are people out there fighting the good fight. I’ve been thinking about these issues over the last few days. I hope […]

Reviving a Dead Horse and Kidder Quotes

With the HP fervor going around, perhaps there is no one out there to read this anyway. I have been haunted by a few things from a discussion we had on this blog months ago now, especially after reading Mountains Beyond Mountains. The first was Peters statement that everyting we do, we do to serve […]


I declare this the king of Goldberg machines: Cocaine + Corn= Our childhood dreams are a reality: The little red spot: J.E.’s next clock: The new Transformers movie is already obsolete: Nature already had it figured out:

Science Monday — Female killer chimps

From BBC News: Female Chimps Can Become Killers Scientists in Scotland have discovered that female chimpanzees can be just as violent as their male counterparts. The St Andrews University psychologists found examples of female chimps killing the offspring of incoming mothers, previously regarded as a male trait. The Fife team has been studying chimps in […]