• Micro
  • Downhill

    There was a moment in the early years of the universe when all of spacetime was a plasma. Particles and light had not yet gone their own way. Then they split. It's been downhill ever since.

  • Micro
  • Eternity

    I stretch forward Pushing through time. Eternity. A solar system long gone. A sun burned dim. Humans long now just a memory. In space. Lives once deemed important. Faded. Moments now echoes in time.

  • Astronomy
  • Painting the Lagoon Neblua

    My first effort at using the iPad and Procreate to paint was the Eagle Nebula. To be honest I started that first project assuming I would not get very far. I'd never painted and expected it would be a huge mess. But it wasn't half bad and I enjoyed the process far more than I […]

  • Climate Change
  • Precarious

    As is my usual routine I took my dog Cosmo out for our walk to the mailbox yesterday. Along the way I had a thought about the precariousness of our existence on Earth. We live in this sort of illusion as our daily life is wrapped in an assumption of stability. For the most part […]

  • America
  • Kakistocracy

    Ryan Lizza, writing for the New Yorker Seven days may not be enough time to fully assess any new leader, especially in the case of Trump, whose first week was marked by seeming chaos in his efforts to put together an Administration. But what we’ve learned so far about the least-experienced President-elect in history is […]

  • Climate Change
  • It’s up to us

    So, Trump won the 2016 election. Yikes. Many are rightly concerned with what he and the Republican controlled congress will do. So many issues, far too many to cover here. No, this is a post about climate change because that’s one that affects us all and it’s the one that in the near and long […]

  • Cabin
  • Old wood nooks, crannies and shelves

    It's been nearly a year since I moved back into my cabin and it's been a good year of settling back into my place again. Much of what I'd done had been undone during my two years away but I've been busy making it my home. I had no intention of trying to return it […]

  • Astronomy
  • Finishing the Herschel I program

    In the fall of 2012 I bought my first telescope since having one as a kid. I wasn't sure how much use I'd get out of it but I wanted to give it a go. I suspected I'd not regret the purchase. Within the first couple of weeks I'd become obsessed. I went out each […]