Monthly Archives: February 2015

Lots coming… stay tuned.

I’ve been on Facebook since 2007 but have grown increasingly uncomfortable with it. This article was the last straw. I’ll be closing my account there and getting very busy here. I’ll probably be posting a few articles and backdating to the original FB timeline post… just the better posts that I don’t want to loose track of. I’ll try not to flood the feed.

Riding Light

Excellent visualization of the vast distances of space even in our local solar system.

In our terrestrial view of things, the speed of light seems incredibly fast. But as soon as you view it against the vast distances of the universe, it’s unfortunately very slow. This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective. I’ve taken liberties with certain things like the alignment of planets and asteroids, as well as ignoring the laws of relativity concerning what a photon actually “sees” or how time is experienced at the speed of light, but overall I’ve kept the size and distances of all the objects as accurate as possible. I also decided to end the animation just past Jupiter as I wanted to keep the running length below an hour.

Riding Light

Domestic Bliss

A fantastic new essay by Kaleesha is posted over at Patreon. Please visit and consider supporting her work as a writer. She often makes it look easy but I see how much time she puts into crafting her posts. While it is true that she loves writing it is also true that writing is not just a labor of love for her; not any more. This is now her effort to earn a living, her “career”. If you choose to support her I can promise (from my behind the scenes vantage point) that your money is well spent. As an writer Kaleesha is growing by leaps and bounds. Not only is she working on two books (both fiction) but she relentlessly polishes each essay she publishes (nearly one a week.)

Domestic Bliss, Posted to Patreon