Thoughts. Photos. Errata.

Things to look at, watch and read.

Fall Flowers

It’s late October and our wildflowers are still going strong.

On Writing

Sometimes I think of all the things I won’t write.

Finding Home

Somehow, we stumbled out of New York City and into Rhode Island. It took a long time, it was a bit accidental, but we finally found home.

Trees are Easy. The Woods are Hard

Giant caveats aside, capturing the spectacular of individual trees is much easier than capturing them in the woods. Let’s take a look.

Briefly Noted

Shorter than a post. Longer than a Tweet.

“We underestimate the stupid, and we do so at our own peril.”

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Ghost’s canine bots are the scary older brother of every other dog robot you’ve ever seen, and a good reminder that we’re getting increasingly efficient at finding ways to kill ourselves.

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“This virus has humbled me as a professional and a person,” said Michelle Odden, associate professor of epidemiology at Stanford. “I did not think this level of failure in a federal response was possible in the United States.”

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For all its unknowns, the glorious constant of space is its surprises. For instance, when astronomers discovered what color it is.

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Up Above

Photography, illustrations and musings.

Down Below

Things I’m still thinking about.


Learning to Love Giant Steps Again

Listening to covers affects how I hear and understand music. Here’s one that helped me rediscover John Coltrane’s Giant Steps. And here are a dozen others to make a point.


Self-Driving Cars: What Could Go Wrong?

Self-driving cars are only as smart as the artificial intelligence controlling them. A new study indicates that the darker your skin, the more likely you are to be hit by one. There’s a simple, and unfortunate, reason why.

Newspaper Recyling

We’re Drowning in our Waste

America’s trash problem is growing and getting worse. China used to be our dumping ground. Now our waste has no place to go.