Cepheus and the Garnet Star

Cepheus and the Garnet Star

We are now 18 years into the new millennium, and I am finally at my wife’s insistence beginning to clean out the 20th century detritus from my h...

October 1st, 2018 |  


Sir Isaac Newton — a counterfeit cop?

Sir Isaac Newton — a counterfeit cop?

“Newton was disinclined to mercy, except for the receipt of information of value, on the ground that these dogs always returned to their vomit.&...

September 28th, 2018 |  


Preservation Parks outdoor expo has it all

Preservation Parks outdoor expo has it all

We at Preservation Parks love the low-impact hiking, bird-watching, kayaking and picnicking we offer at the parks. Yes, we are nature lovers. But coll...

September 27th, 2018 |  



Recently, our entire family visited local apple trees. My adult kids are now tall enough to pick most of the apples without climbing the trees. One of...

September 26th, 2018 |  


Remembering a guy named M27

Remembering a guy named M27

Back in my graduate-student days (a long, long time ago), I was not a very attentive student. Perkins Observatory was mostly to blame. I often set up ...

September 24th, 2018 |  


‘The Iceman Cometh’

‘The Iceman Cometh’

“It’s got a name, but it’s sure got a small niche in a small industry when you get down to it.”— Frank Zamboni Jr., Fran...

September 21st, 2018 |  


School safety is everyone’s job

In today’s social media world, we hear of school threats and acts of aggression on a nearly constant pace. The questions always come up after th...

September 20th, 2018 |  


If you or someone you know or love has diabetes get out the scissors, you will want to share this information. Act on this advice today, putting it of...

September 19th, 2018 |  


The galaxy as we know it today

The galaxy as we know it today

Recall from last week that we are discussing the history of our understanding of that streak of hazy light we have called the Milky Way since ancient ...

September 17th, 2018 |  


Ruby slippers, insurance fraud and the Mona Lisa

Ruby slippers, insurance fraud and the Mona Lisa

“They are maybe the most iconic cinematic prop or costume in movie history, and in fact, in cultural history.”— Rhys Thomas, film hi...

September 14th, 2018 |