Wednesday Wanderings: Europa Plumes, Secrets Under Paintings, Real Life Transformer, and Cat Bouncing!

The Hubble telescope has recorded what may be major activity under Jupiter's moon Europa: Water Plumes on Europa (Which is all well and good, but I can't help thinking of 2010: "ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA.ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.USE THEM TOGETHER. USE THEM IN PEACE." Maybe we should just leave well enough alone?) … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Europa Plumes, Secrets Under Paintings, Real Life Transformer, and Cat Bouncing!

Monday Musings: Shipping SNAFU, and Deep Thinking

Our youngest grandson turned one last week. His party was yesterday. We ordered a gift for him through Amazon, and it was scheduled to arrive at our house on Saturday. No problem, right? Especially since Amazon is usually so very good at this stuff. Well, this time, not so much. The order status was "Shipping … Continue reading Monday Musings: Shipping SNAFU, and Deep Thinking

Wednesday Wanderings: Lessons from British Folk Songs, Civil War Gag Reel, Ancient Cave, and Bad Lip Reading NFL

If you are a fan of British Isle folk songs, you will enjoy these. (It's also pretty good advice.): Making Light Here's a short gag reel from "Captain America: Civil War," full of giggles and cursing. (Hey, you try to say "Ms. Maximoff manipulates molecular..."!): Gag Reel This cave in Romania has been isolated for … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Lessons from British Folk Songs, Civil War Gag Reel, Ancient Cave, and Bad Lip Reading NFL

Friday Review: Against the Light by Dave Duncan

Against the Light by Dave Duncan My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Woodbridge family are worshippers of the Mother, an old faith that has been supplanted by the Children of the Light. The followers of the old faith are endowed with various talents which enable them to influence the actions of others, seem invisible, … Continue reading Friday Review: Against the Light by Dave Duncan

Wednesday Wanderings: Time Crystals, Jupiter, Boston Light Turns 300, and Well, You’ll See

There's a fair bit in here that I don't understand fully, because, well, physics is┬áhard. But it's an interesting idea and it proves there is still a lot to learn out there: Time Crystals Here are images of Jupiter's North and South poles taken by the Juno spacecraft: Jupiter's Poles America's first lighthouse turns 300: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Time Crystals, Jupiter, Boston Light Turns 300, and Well, You’ll See

Monday Musings: Nice Weather, Holiday Weekend, Fantasy Football, and Writing Updates

First, I would like to tell you that it is a perfectly lovely day here today! The sky is blue, it is not 90 bajillion degrees with a million percent humidity, and I have windows open all over again. Aahh! Last Monday was Labor Day. It was quiet here. Actually, we had a nice, quiet … Continue reading Monday Musings: Nice Weather, Holiday Weekend, Fantasy Football, and Writing Updates