Early January Photos

Just a few recent pics. Moon and Venus, 7AM, Jan. 6, 2016 Sunrise over Farksolia, Jan. 6, 2016. The roads were total ice, so traffic was doing about 20mph through this stretch. And without the wires Snow earlier in the week (January 3) so I got to work from home that Monday (Jan. 4). It … Continue reading Early January Photos

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Super Blood Moon – September 27, 2015

SO. I had all these grand plans of driving up a local mountain to watch the eclipsed moon rise behind Mount Hood across the valley, and this was the view: Grrr. Argh. Unbelievable haze. It was kind of a circus up there, too. I passed one area that must have had 100 cars parked in … Continue reading Super Blood Moon – September 27, 2015

Around the ‘hood and beyond

Just a few more recent pics. Here's the nearly-full moon on June 30, and the Venus-Jupiter conjunction that same night (basically the moon was to the south, and I turned around to face west-northwest to see the conjunction). The brighter of the two planets is Venus. Even though Jupiter is MUCH larger, it's so much … Continue reading Around the ‘hood and beyond

Revenants Abroad – Chapter 17

Chapter 17 went live this morning. This chapter finds Neko and Anne-Marie off together, without Andrej, leading to some unwelcome surprises for Anne-Marie. I kind of felt bad for doing this to her… naaaahh, not really Saw a pretty sunset on the way home last night for just a couple minutes before being swallowed up … Continue reading Revenants Abroad – Chapter 17

Weird Things I Wonder About

You guys are probably used to my bizarre musings, but just in case the needle on the weird-o-meter hasn't been pegged lately, allow me to give it a nudge. I'm a huge classical music fan (as you no doubt know) so I've often felt sad thinking about people who lived before Mozart was born and … Continue reading Weird Things I Wonder About

Reinventing the Zodiac

Have you heard there's a new zodiac sign? That's right, Ophiuchus, the serpent-bearer. You can see a larger picture here. So how did this happen? Well, according to this article at The Christian Science Monitor, Ophiuchus should have been there all along. The ancients simply discarded it (not sure why, maybe they didn't like the … Continue reading Reinventing the Zodiac

Seven Degrees of Separation

Well, it seems I've been tagged for the Seven Degrees of Separation meme by Uppington (who, by the way, is also responsible for getting me to take a stab at NaNoWriMo last year, for which I am eternally grateful). I'm playing a little fast and loose with the rules, but the deal is to 'fess … Continue reading Seven Degrees of Separation