Sunday, August 31, 2014

Quote of the Month

"Don’t just teach your children to read…
Teach them to question what they read.
Teach them to question everything."

- George Carlin

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Perseid Meteor Shower Is Upon Us!

The Perseid Meteor Shower, the largest annual meteor shower on the planet, is once again upon us! It can produce 50 - 80 bright "falling stars" per hour, a spectacular show that is visible from all but the southernmost region of the globe. Unfortunately, the full moon makes it a bit less spectacular this year, but worth staying up nonetheless. As in previous years, I urge you to visit Spacedex for tips, tricks, and how to find out about optimum viewing conditions in your area.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Backpacking through Japan - The Last Day

My picture blog continues with the last day.

Farewell to Asakusa (the Kaminarimon in the background)