Friday Free-For-All

I have this thing for alliteration, can you tell? This Space Is Occupied From the comfort of my rural exercise ball, I have been avidly watching livestream and youtube coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement. As a GenXer, I’m amazed that there are so many...

(Hopefully Not) The End of an Era

Last week, our Space Shuttle Atlantis completed its final mission, having taken to the skies and left our Mother Earth’s gravitational embrace 33 times. The landing of Atlantis ended an era of manned space flight that’s punctuated our history and inspired...

Heat: It’s Nothing New

So I was sauteing chicken on the driveway yesterday when one of my kids comes around the corner from the deck where he’s smacking wasp nests out of the grill and he says to me, “Mom, I think it’s the hottest day that’s ever been.” I was...

Airships Again

I have this thing for Airships. I know, it was a technological dead-end, and the feasibility of modern commercial air travel via airship is the equivalent of the slow boat to China, but I’ve never stopped thinking that something with that much awesome in...
A World Without Gas

A World Without Gas

A hundred million years ago, something died. Actually, a lot of somethings died. After they died, rocks fell on them, and more rocks fell on those rocks. Eventually, all those rocks created enough pressure and, along with the heat of the dead things decaying, this...

The New Green and The Old “Make-Do”

In spite of the increase in visibility over recent years, the “Green” movement has been chugging along for decades. Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s environmental classic, “Silent Spring,” in which Carson raised...

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