The Real Deal

In the early 1960s I was in grade school, and my mother let me stay home to watch NASA's Mercury and Gemini spacecraft launches on TV. We'd follow the whole exciting run-up and count-down, and cheer for blast-off, willing the fiery ship up, up and away into space. This gave me my life-long love of space travel …

A Whole New Life

I've been posting here less often for a very good reason: after five years of under-employment, I landed a job. Dream Job I've gone to work for a company called Earth Resources Technology, a prime contractor for NOAA. The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is under the Department of Commerce. That's because the agency's sections, oceans and …

Oldest Library in Europe?

Reblogging for all you book and library lovers: Never before seen images of the oldest Bodleian Library reading room. How I'd love to write there, surrounded by history!  Click through to the article for more images.  Photograph by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0 Built in 1487, Duke Humfrey’s Library is the oldest reading room in the …

Can Art Warm You Up?

Libby VanderPloeg piles on the sweaters in this illustration which the Northern Hemisphere can relate to. Here's a wonderful VIDEO about her work. Artist Libby VanderPloeg demonstrates just how many layers it takes to get polar vortex-ready. via Bundle up for winter with this adorable GIF — Boing Boing

Barbara Kingsolver on Our Post Election World

UPDATE: I've excerpted the end of her article; click the links to read the entire peice. I'm relying on the words of beloved author Barbara Kingsolver's words about what's happened to our country and  where we go from here.  From the Guardian 11/23/16 If we’re artists, writers, critics, publishers, directors or producers of film or television, we …