Adventures add interest to life. There have been so many times that a trip or experience I was on would have been just ok if an adventure had not occurred. They are unlooked for and often unwanted in the moment, but invariably, they provide the best stories and some of the happiest memories that one […]
Water bottles contain things without spilling. Spills seem to be exaggeratedly huge tragedies in my mind right up there with the worst things that can befall mankind such as famine and plagues. Water bottles prevent this, and that is amazing. The miracle of chemistry that is plastics, and it really is interesting chemistry, allows you […]
most of the water from Angel Falls never reaches Diablo Canyon?
Between my study abroad in Italy and my study abroad in Italy (but for Latin this time), I had to leave the EU for a week so that I could return on a tourist visa since the visa office laughed at me and my multi-colored acceptance letter and stalking the monk didn’t work. I chose […]
ice skating might work by melting a tiny layer on the top of the ice, but we are not actually sure?
Lightning and thunder are supreme expressions of nature’s power. Lightning is overcoming the very considerable insulation capacity of air to such an extent that it can reach the temperature of the sun. It splits the very sky asunder and brings a deadly beauty to the world. Every lightning bolt is unique and yet similar. […]
your birth sign is based on the constellation the sun is in front of when you were born?
The directors of the Arboretum, where I spent a not-small amount of my childhood pretending I was an eagle making a nest, eventually retired and moved up to Colorado. As they were family friends, we would occasionally stop in to visit as we took trips around or past Dolores. On one such trip, we […]
a medieval explanation for where geese went during winter had them turn into a kind of barnacle?