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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

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Remembering and Looking Forward to Solar Eclipse

I remember the first solar eclipse I saw, on Monday, February 26, 1979. I was barely 8 years old. I was at my father’s dental office after school. The sky was darker than it normally would have been, but in Arkansas we were far enough from the totality that we didn’t experience the silence of… (read more)

Star Trek Turns 50

Star Trek celebrates its 50th birthday today. It stands as my favorite film and television sci-fi franchise–yes, including Star Wars. Although it also produced a few stinker movies, the entertaining, thought-provoking hours far outnumber quality Star Wars content. No, I didn’t say I don’t like Star Wars. Between 1983 and 1999, it produced nothing new… (read more)

Why I Probably Won’t Play With Your Kid

Note: I wrote this in 2010, when my son was barely six years old. This may seem heartless or callous to some, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit lately. I enjoy hanging out with my son. Whether we’re building things with Legos, folding complex paper airplanes, or just exploring streets deserted… (read more)

No Plan for Devil’s Eyebrow

We wanted to explore a new Natural Area that had been dedicated in 2012. There were no trail maps, no directions explaining where to see the best spots. No GPS coordinates for waterfalls or cascades. Nothing saying, “then turn left here.” (click any image to enlarge) It was January, 2015, and the directions I found… (read more)

I Got Them Dancing

Back in my high school days in the 1980s, despite my mullet I listened to a variety of music. My hairstyle just happened to fit one of those types–cranked out by what many call “black t-shirt” bands. A friend of my brother once called it “that long-haired shit.” A friend who was into the modern… (read more)