IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES for discovering new dinosaur species—hundreds of them! Allosaurus! Brontosaurus! Stegosaurus! Triceratops! Bloody reptiles with wings! Grate Grommett’s Balls of Fire, there were birds with teeth! What was next? What a heady, marvelous time it must have been to be a scientist! [Continue reading]
I MET THE GIRL OF MY DREAMS in the last month of the last year of the last century. I was 47 and Berni was, well, let’s say younger. People who know us now think we’re a perfect match, a ‘natural’ couple. [Continue reading]
FIRST THERE IS A MOUNTAIN then there is no mountain then there is. I had made this walk a hundred times before today but today was extraordinary, but then every day is extraordinary.
So, I walked as I always do and always did. [Continue reading]
IF YOU KNOW NOTHING about astronomy and galactic formation and nebulae, you still probably know about the Horsehead Nebula. The gorgeous image of that mass of dirt and debris above was taken by Ken Crawford in 2011. [Continue reading]