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Io Eruptions

Though almost 10 years old, these fascinating photos were recently chosen as NASA’s image(s) of the day. This image is of Jupiter’s moon Io, and shows two sulfurous eruptions. The one in the middle has been visible in every picture taken since 1979.

Desert Valentine

Love blooms in the desert near Blythe. March 2005.

Valentine’s Day Joke

From Susan Polgar, blogger and world-champion chess player (she appeared with Mikhail Gorbachev when he visited Lindsborg) comes this cynical Valentine’s Day joke: Valentine’s Day Joke A guy walks into a post office one day to see a middle-aged man standing at the counter methodically placing “Love” stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all … Read more

The War in Iran, Part One: Before it Starts

I’ve been mostly silent about the possibility of us starting yet another war under false pretexts, believing that the debacle in Iraq would temper any plans to try and cause a war with Iran. However, these past few months the reports of planning for just such a war continue to be heard, and based on … Read more

Fuzzy Bike

I guess in Russia it gets so cold even motorcycles need fur coats to protect against the elements.

Frozen Kanopolis

It was windy and cold late yesterday afternoon, but the sun was shining and I hadn’t been out of the house in a few days, so we headed over to Kanopolis to take some pictures and let Sparkle run around a bit. Despite the wind-chill, it was was tolerable in the sun, and seeing the … Read more

Marketing Genius!?

Marketing genius is not the first phrase I would use to describe myself, and likely not even 10th on the list. But I read it in the paper, and you know what they say, “it must be true, I saw it in the paper.” Ahem. Still, the backstory behind the quote makes me happy. Since … Read more