3 Fall art projects

I focus a lot on siency things on this blog because quite frankly, that’s my background. Before I was involved with the science of things, I was more interested in art. Not to the point of studying; I just like puttering with it. I find it relaxing.

Nature is an artist’s paradise. […]

5 ways to make use of your child’s rabbit trails

I am a public school teacher. Few people would argue against the idea that public schools tend to treat learning a linear and compartmental thing. By the time most of us are adults, we have become ingrained in the habit of learning that way. The truth of the matter is that learning […]

Lessons from the moon: Full moon

Tomorrow is the full moon. It will rise near sunset and set near sunrise. We have now gone full cycle in our moon watching.

The moon has always been important and fascinating to people. For many years it was the main calendar tool and the way people tracked the changing season. There are several calendar […]

Lessons from the Moon: The New Moon

Remember how our moon phases work. At this point in its orbit around the earth the moon is in such a position that all of the light of the sun is reflected away from the earth and back towards the sun. In addition, the moon rises with the sun and sets with the sun. Tomorrow, […]

Sound and smell

We are a sight dependent species. Although there are other species, and eagle for example, who could make our quality of vision seem paltry, we rely heavily on site. Further, in this technologically miraculous age, we often have gadgets in front of our faces and or covering our ears. We forget to connect with the […]

So you live in the City

Nothing wild lives in the city. Or at least nothing bigger or more exciting than the occasional rat. This is the common perception among most people I talk to. On the surface it appears to be true. Many neighborhoods appear, at first glance, to be asphalt and brick. What green there is are small patches […]