40 Years Since the Moon – And What Do We Have to Show For It?

It’s the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the moon… and time to really start wondering why we never followed up on those first amazing steps.


I was up late last night (as always) and I had noticed recently that Jupiter was in our night sky rather brilliantly. But last night the sky was unusually clear, so on impulse I pulled out my tripod, set my camera for full manual mode, and tried my hand at taking some night photos. I’ll… Continue reading Jupiter

Space: The Final Frontier

I was watching a show on the Discovery Channel last night called “When We Left Earth.” It was quite good, and as these sorts of shows often do, it got me thinking. When I was a kid, I was always facinated by space. I built model spaceships, I pretended that my house (and even my… Continue reading Space: The Final Frontier

On “An Inconvenient Truth”

I finally got around to watching “An Inconvenient Truth” tonight, and I have to say, I’m all riled up. There can be no doubt that climate change is real and is caused by human activity. That’s not what I’m all riled up about. I’m all riled up about what we can do about it and… Continue reading On “An Inconvenient Truth”