A Walk In The Woods

While it doesn’t have a lot to do with the Miocene epoch per se, and I am not a professional reviewer, I thought I’d give a shot at an assessment of the movie adaptation of Bill Bryson’s best-selling book of the same name: A Walk In The Woods. Anyway, hiking (along with conservation) is a […]

The Overview Effect

As some of you may know, and as I elaborated in a previous post, those who have travelled to space often recount the sheer awe, and apprehension, they feel when catching sight of the earth from outside. The experience has been described as life altering, and, as such, has been under study by a neuroscientist […]

The Music Muse

I’ve always been a fan of beautiful music. It’s one of humankind’s redeeming qualities. When writing Opalescence, I usually retreated to a darkened room, devoid of as much unwanted outside stimuli as possible. This was so that I could permit my mind to wander undistracted. To slip back in time and travel that long, lovely, […]

Zzyzx Road

From Jon Jenkins’ Beyond City Light album. One of those special tunes that inspired me to write. Zzyzx, a small complex of buildings located in the Mojave Desert midway between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, was once a spa and retreat of sorts for devout Christians. It was run by a colorful fellow named Curtis […]

The James Webb Space Telescope

If you’re like me, you’ve delighted in the array of beautiful images that have come from the Hubble Space Telescope. Yet more than just pretty pictures, Hubble has made some fascinating discoveries, contributing to astronomical knowledge better than earth based telescopes can (which constantly have to struggle with light pollution). Following is a nice video […]