new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

a real-life star trek

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i've posted often about carolyn porco -- but this is a person who has done so much that i could have one blog dedicated to her and it still wouldn't be enough.

lucky for us the NYT has a synopsis of this scientist at work, giving us a brief glimpse into the life of a person that's living, in realtime, a thrilling chapter of human history.

i'd love to repost the entire article but there's no need.

here's a snip:

'“to my mind,” dr. porco said, “most people go through life recoiling from its best parts. they miss the enrichment that just a basic knowledge of the physical world can bring to the most ordinary experiences. it’s like there’s a pulsating, hidden world, governed by ancient laws and principles, underlying everything around us — from the movements of electrical charges to the motions of the planets — and most people are completely unaware of it.

“to me, that’s a shame.”'

go to the NYT for the rest.

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