May 28, 2017

Travel Old and New

A confirmed vertical sundial sighting in Seville, Spain…

(photo by the author)

The more things change, the more they stay the same… or do they?

This past week saw us change basecamp from Cadiz, Spain to Seville. No huge move, just a few train rides and a short hike with the luggage. We always love it when a moving day is shorter than six hours duration from door to door. [Read more...]

Review: The Salmon of Doubt.

A must read for any Adams fan!

This week, we reach back into our grab bag of books in the “waiting to be read” pile, and once again, we’re glad we did! Long-time fans of this spot will remember our very first post way back in halcyon days of 2007, a quaint, link-less, picture-less review of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy. I can think of few other science fiction pieces that have shaped my outlook on Life, the Universe, and well, Everything that is science fiction.

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January 2010: Life in the Astro-Blogosphere.

Not bad for a first try; The Orion Nebula! (Photo by Author).

Not bad for a first try; The Orion Nebula! (Photo by Author).

Ahhhh…. Another decade is upon us. It’s hard to believe that only ten brief years ago, we had yet to land a probe on Titan, only a handful of exo-planets were known, cell phones were bricks, and a “Gig” was still the pinnacle of computing power. As 2010 is upon us, we realize that we have yet to travel in air locks or have phasers at ready on our hips. Of course, science has made some of our futuristic dreams come true; we now routinely don more computing power on our ears than sent man to the moon, and everything is made of plastic… [Read more...]

Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Hitchhikers’ Guide fills in a much needed void in Sci-Fi; that of the long form comedy.

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