Tag Archives: Nature

My foyer seems vastly bigger now.

View coming down the stairs. Just got our awesome new paintings hung in the foyer. (The tapestry finally comes down!) Sorry, these one-of-a-kind, priceless renditions of various Hubble images are not for sale, but you can commission your own from the artist! View coming in the front door (up & left) Thanks, Dad! jk

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

“I can’t wait to get off this damn farm…oh look, Betelgeuse finally went off.” “Uncle Owen! Aunt Beru!  Did you see Betelgeuse?…” “Oh…you guys had a better view of it I guess.” With 2012 closing in (the true end of times…when have the Mayans ever failed us?) speculation is growing about which form of calamity will […]

Better hands than Colt receivers?

Cool footage! The frog at about 50 seconds is classic. jk  

The Life Science Award…uh…Wager?

When a recent commenter referred to the “Life Science Prize” a few days ago, I must admit that I was curious enough about this ‘prize’ (of which I’ve never heard) to at least click the link he so kindly provided. Suspecting something similar to James Randi’s “Million Dollar Challenge” which offers applicants lots of free money […]

Evolution for Fundies.

A new book by Daniel Loxton is drawing critical acclaim and multiple prize nominations. Yet when he tried to find publisher support in the United States, it was considered “so outrageous, so outlandish, so controversial no American publisher dared touch it.” The problem, of course, was not that American publishers shy away from controversy; after […]

Hey! My Church has Fear and Euphoria too!

Welcome to My Cathedral! My brief hiatus is a result of an annual hiking trip I take with my brother. This year’s destination was Glacier National Park in Montana (and a fine choice it turned out to be.) Everything lined up just right for us as the rain was literally clearing out when I arrived at […]

Bill Nye


Death by icephyxiation.

Often overlooked in the global warming debate is the problem of ice farts. According to climate science, methane is a very potent greenhouse gas, much more so than CO2 which exists in a higher concentration. This, of course, has led to many amusing discussions about the role of large scale farming in climate change. Some […]

God of the Gaps.

In clearing up some confusion over the tides, Bill O’Reilly demonstrates his familiarity with the God-of-Gaps in a manner similar to that of an 8-year-old. Of course, the origin of the sun, moon, and solar system aren’t actually ‘gaps’ any more, but I’m sure Bill is clever enough to rephrase as “Okay, then where did the […]

“The Hurricane”

Painting “A Perfect Hurricane” by John Chancellor This poem was written in 1825 by Jose Maria de Heredia (a Cuban-born French poet who has been called “the modern master of the sonnet.”) and translated into English by the American poet William Cullen Bryant.     The Hurricane Lord of the winds! I feel thee nigh, I know […]