I made a friend

Or at least I thought I did, this little bird (a juvenile Brown-Headed Cowbird, I think) followed me around for at least 30 minutes at the Bird Sanctuary Saturday. He was so close to me as a walked, I was worried I might step on him. Once I got home and tried to identify this... Continue Reading →

Imagine

Tamino's more depressing version of Imagine: Imagine every single report ever about the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, from the 1960s when the surgeon general’s report came out up to the present day, beginning with the statement that “No single case of lung cancer can be definitively linked to smoking.” Now imagine being inundated... Continue Reading →

RIP John Parry Barlow

Last week John Perry Barlow (co-founder of the EFF) passed away at the age of 70 Cindy Cohn at the EFF has published a memorable eulogy: It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow’s vision and leadership. He always... Continue Reading →

Eroded Beauty

Lower and upper Antelope Canyon might be swarming with tourists, but Antelope Canyon X remains almost empty. It is like stepping into another world.

Eclipse: The Experience of Totality

Being the path of totality, was one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed. The eclipse started off subtly. At first, using the proper eyewear, all you see is the tiniest dot on the edge of the sun; soon the moon is visibly “eating” the sun. This looks exactly as you would expect,... Continue Reading →

Tumour Update

On May 16th 2017, I had my 25th and final radiation treatment. I am not certain if it was the radiation, the anti-anxiety medication which causes drowsiness, or the lack of sleep caused by the anxiety that the anti-anxiety medication left behind, but throughout the whole treatment period I was completely exhausted. I would wake... Continue Reading →

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