[Insert Beatles earworm here]

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Sunrise this morning was deeply incredible. The photos from my little Canon don’t even begin to do the colors justice–there were mauves and oranges and golds, and clouds lit up from the inside like star-nursery nebulas incandescent in the depths of time. There were broad red rays of light, clearly visible through the air, streamered [...]

Riding the lightning–

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Specifically, I just finished recording a Titanium Physicists podcast with host Dr. Ben Tippett, Dr. Amanda Bauer, and Zach Weiner, which was about the most fun you can have without attending grad school. The topic was the physics of lightning, and not only did I learn a ton (Amanda is studying lightning on other planets [...]

Mythic places, mythic beasts….

Monday, September 10th, 2012

The trees of Fangorn Forest have come to Isengard: (It’s actually Willow River State Park in Wisconsin, and a smokestack in the distance, but don’t tell.) And here’s a photo of my friend and frequent coauthor Sarah Monette, pushing her luck with a Tyrannosaur. She is not eaten by the eels at this time. (That’s [...]

Another gorgeous day in Wisconsin.

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Last night, Scott and I went for a 7.4 mile hike through the Willow River State Park, which was not particularly strenuous except one rather stiff uphill, and very lovely–especially the waterfalls, and the overlook along the river valley above them. I did not bring my camera, so no photos except this one, which I [...]