Hi, reading several. It’s been a less busy week now that both the ISF shows I’m in have opened. Find out how to go see them here if you’re living in or traveling to Western Washington sometime in the next six weeks and are of a mind to catch a show. The area is pretty… Continue reading Things I Can Do Without (Belated) for 7-25-2019
My God, it’s full of stars. These are the Small Sagittarius Star Cloud (top) and the Double Cluster in Perseus (bottom). A little window into the neighboring arms of our galaxy.
It’s been a busy week in things that I think suck, from Trump’s racist rallies to this summer’s persistent annoying cloudiness, it’s time for Things I Can Do Without…* 1. Cloudiness. Yes, I know. We’ve all seen the damn meme. And I will thank you not to refer to me as “old man”. At any… Continue reading Things I Can Do Without For 7/19/2019
I decided to pick this story because of a discussion with my host here on Whidbey Island on the appeal of horror fiction. I talked about how horror, at its best, lets us grapple with the darkest implications of our political, social, and philosophical ideas. I used “The Lottery” which has in it a wealth… Continue reading Fiction Discussion Wednesday—The Lottery
Turning into? Is he calling us from the year 1953? — Read on politicalwire.com/2019/07/16/scaramucci-says-trump-is-turning-into-a-racist/
I’m still working on the narrowband images for the nebulae I imaged last week. (Higher learning curve with a color camera than I expected. I may need more GIMP plug-ins.) So here’s Jupiter from 7/11. Io is to its right and close, with its shadow falling across the northern equatorial belt of the giant planet,… Continue reading Astronomy Picture of the Week
Now that I’m back to blogging regularly again, I thought I’d start some regular features. I’m busy, so they’ll be weekly. I’ll have astronomy pictures on Tuesday–as many fresh ones as I can manage, but some will be reprocessed during cloudy periods. On Wednesdays, I’ll open a discussion of a short story. The next one… Continue reading Things I Could’ve Done Without 7/11/2019