Interplanetary Superhighway (Math, Geometry, and Mars Missions)

Let's say you've got nothing else going on, and you decide to launch a mission to Mars, as you do. Technically, assuming you had the rocket and the launch pad and the range clearance, the time and money, etc, you could do that tomorrow some time. BUT, this is a little like Steven Wright's assertion…Read more Interplanetary Superhighway (Math, Geometry, and Mars Missions)

A Gravity Mitigation Exercise – Biking Haleakala, Maui (Hawai’i 2018, Day 5, Pt 1)

Way back in the summer of 2018, in the "before time", we could travel, and hang out in large groups. Remember those days? Ah, innocence. Little did we know... https://youtu.be/zX_P7qRhU4Y After a late night with the manta rays, we had a light agenda for Day 4 of our Hawai'i adventure. Most of the time was…Read more A Gravity Mitigation Exercise – Biking Haleakala, Maui (Hawai’i 2018, Day 5, Pt 1)

Hiking Signal Knob, Massanutten Mountain, VA

Enjoy historic views on this this 10.4-mile loop as a dayhike or a leisurely overnight on the prominent north end of the Massanutten Mountain ridge in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Massanutten is a fifty-mile long ridge that stands alone in the center of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Because of its length, Massanutten forms a significant…Read more Hiking Signal Knob, Massanutten Mountain, VA

Hawai’i 2018: Day 3 – Swimming with Mantas!

Way back in the summer of 2018, in the "before time", we could travel, and hang out in large groups. Remember those days? Ah, innocence. Little did we know... https://youtu.be/mlgaZRprj3A Day 3 on the Big Island started with that most fleeting of opportunities - sleeping in. We had an evening appointment requiring several hours in…Read more Hawai’i 2018: Day 3 – Swimming with Mantas!

Hawai’i, 2018: Day 2 – Snorkeling and Sailing

Way back in the summer of 2018, in the "before time", we could travel, and hang out in large groups. Remember those days? Ah, innocence. Little did we know... https://youtu.be/0vVjpJMvzRw After we'd spent the first day driving all over the Big Island to see the sights, we decided to stay close to home on Day…Read more Hawai’i, 2018: Day 2 – Snorkeling and Sailing

Kirkjufellsfoss, Grundarfjörđar, Iceland

This is my version of one of the most common photos taken in Iceland - Kirkjufellsfoss (the waterfall), with the conical mountain Kirkjufell in the background. Seriously, search "Kirkjufell" and you'll see this in summer, winter, with northern lights, etc. It's a beautiful spot under almost any circumstance. We didn't have the luxury of time…Read more Kirkjufellsfoss, Grundarfjörđar, Iceland

Grundarfoss, Grundarfjörđar, Iceland

Summer, 2019 - Before SARS-CoV2 rocked the world, we managed to spend a week in Iceland, in early July under (almost) midnight sun skies. This was one of our first impressions of the place after the rain that blanketed our arrival finally lifted - Grundarfoss, just outside the town of Grundarfjörđar on the Snæfellsnes peninsula.…Read more Grundarfoss, Grundarfjörđar, Iceland