Teaching Science

STEM*.   We say this as a mantra, hoping that if we just say it enough kids will automagically love science. Then, there is reality. Toys R Us, yes, I’ll pick on you by name.  I’m perusing the “Imaginarium” aisle, looking … Continue reading

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Lord and Lady

Jupiter and Venus, ruling the night….joined here by the lovely huntress Artemis: Poetry in motion.  Still hoping to have a night to get the speedy Mercury and ancient Saturn. What?  Don’t you tip your hat to the Lady when she … Continue reading

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Digression in eduphilosophy

A friend sent around a manifesto about education.  I started to reply, it got long, so I might as well just post it. Long piece about this individual’s opinion about current public secondary education. Of the many unsupported statements, though, … Continue reading

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Dance of the Planets

If the gods are good, perhaps later this week I’ll get pictures.  Tonight, though, got lucky. Is it distracted driving when you are looking for a planet in the twilight?  Driving in circles looking for a tiny Methodist Church whilst … Continue reading

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Two halves of the sky

Doesn’t seem much like winter when it is 50 degrees and we are having thunderstorms in the morning, but that’s what the calender says. The stars of winter still rule the evening in the south and southwest.  Venus and Jupiter … Continue reading

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House of the rising Sun

Song was stuck in my head this morning, possibly because it was the first morning in a while that we had seen the rising Sun.  Just a breath of frost on a few shady roof patches, some fog, so I … Continue reading

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Redemption

I don’t usually expect a break, especially from the weather, but….. 80% chance of snow on a night with a great ISS pass….what were the chances? Pretty good! Not clear, but not totally clouded out either……very nice.  Lots of color … Continue reading

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Going to the dogs

Thunderbolt, our nearly 12 year old Great Pyrenees, was sleeping in the basement last night because it was cold.  He doesn’t mind, but we feel bad at 18 degrees, so he was down there moaning and crying.  He also, as … Continue reading

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Snow?

First really good overhead ISS pass to tell the public about….nothing like that to bring on the bad weather!!!  The Sun is shining here early in the morning, but not for long.  “Special weather statement” sas the NWS forecast.  rain/snow/sleet … Continue reading

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Rainy days

Well, at least it didn’t rain all day…..but some basement cleanup got done to stow new gear off the floor.  I think one box I dismantled hadn’t been touched since we moved in, so good to get that gone.  Amazing, … Continue reading

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