I've heard the "treehugger" sneer often enough in my life, and it makes no sense to me. As if valuing the resources and beauty in nature is bad. As if having some housepride in our common home, Earth, and keeping it looking and functioning well is foolish. As if simply not metaphorically pooping where we... Continue Reading →
You never know, for example, when you'll find cool superhero costumes with foam muscles for 3 bucks apiece 😁
...is to hold it open with your toe so both your hands are free. Antics and toe courtesy of my middle son, 6 year old Victor, who now often reads the bedtime stories for his little brother Cuinn.
This little trip down memory lane was brought on by me responding to a tweet... ...which led to an invitation... https://twitter.com/RickySteele1/status/909848868090712064 ...and an explanation. https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/909853776831553536 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/909855275007594496 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/909855510429618176 There's a little more to the story. My mother ruefully remembers the first time she helped me hunt nightcrawlers, indeed in the dark, on hands and knees, on... Continue Reading →
Found this one going through my pics from the solar eclipse. In Norfolk, VA we didn't get totality, but we got these crescents through the pinholes formed by the leaves of the sweetgum tree in our yard, themselves eclipsed by my agog 4 year old son.
Eclipse viewing with the kiddos. We also had a pair of viewing glasses but the natural pinholes between leaves stole the. show. The direct pictures are the product of me putting my cellphone camera in manual settings mode & fiddling around until something weird happened. Not sure why the secondary crescent sun image appeared, but... Continue Reading →
In the best of Trump voters, there's deep and intense dissatisfaction. A feeling that anything must be better than the politics of our memory, whether that memory is the few years of the 18 year old first time voter or the several decades of the elder Trump voter. In many, I think, there's an... Continue Reading →
(Originally appeared on Patreon on the 6th of December, 10 days ago) The election of Trump -- literally a caricature of stereotypical US flaws of arrogance, greed, vanity, and privileged brattiness -- to the presidency has added notes of fear and worry to my vision of the future. Well, I've long been a bit of a... Continue Reading →
Children (my 2 youngest, 3 and 5) in the shadow of a gnarled ancient of a gum tree, with an electrical substation lurking behind. Kind of a metaphor for our world, isn't it? As a bonus, the yellow vest is a Batman vest and the brown jacket is a print of Chewbacca's torso. Geek life... Continue Reading →