Some time ago, I had a business lunch with a co-worker and a consultant. The consultant, who I will call Steve because that is his name, suddenly announced that he was trying to re-tool his business to include his wife… Read More ›
Sex education….science vs. religion
I grew up in a generation in which sex education was simple anatomy. This went in there. Man+Woman=Baby There were some diseases you could perhaps catch, but they were easily cured by penicillin. Penicillin I was taught was discovered entirely… Read More ›
Off the Beaten Path – Mining Gems for Fun and Profit
More on how to mine for your own gems! See Part One, posted yesterday. Some specific tips I discovered while looking for stones: When working on the belt run: – The most fun is working at the top of… Read More ›
Off the Beaten Track – Mining for Gems
This is part one of a two-part piece, where Oke discusses his trip to Oregon to mine gems. Part two will follow. I like rocks. Specifically, I like gemstones that I can make into jewellery. It’s a business of mine…. Read More ›
Love Astronomy? Parties? Star Gazing? The Atlanta Star Party!
Since 2009, a group of science-loving geeks based in Atlanta have sponsored a Star Party each year, to share conversation, cocktails, food, and science. The Star Party is an annual charity cocktail party. The goal is to have a wonderful… Read More ›
No worries November….
The wee cabin has been the subject of a few blog posts. This year is the latest we have been able to use the cabin, having installed a small heater that we run while we are gone. We have arrived… Read More ›
Canadian Spider Research, eh?
We (meaning my day job, when I’m not blogging about travel to crappy towns so you don’t have to, you’re welcome) frequently go to Canada and work with some of the coolest people I’ve ever been around. Kind, smart, funny,… Read More ›
A Tail of Discovery
jeffwagg and I exchange stories by giving each other a word which is the seed for the next correspondence. This is my response to his choice of “Space.” “Where are we going?” I asked my mother as she bundled us… Read More ›
Black Jungle, in Massachusetts
My daughter owns tarantulas. That’s a whole other blog. I’ve learned to love her almost weightless pets, that can pounce on a cricket faster than a football player on a loose football. Nom nom nom. One of my daughter’s favorite… Read More ›
I’m Having Hand Surgery
So, later this week I’m having surgery. I’ve had a couple surgeries before, but this is the first one where I feel like I’m actually having surgery. (Having my uterus snipped out a few years ago was a non-event. I… Read More ›