QOTD: Our sun is one …

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of the billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things within that enormous immensity. — Wernher von Braun Well, if you put it that way… I…

Photo of the Day – In The Air at Manele Bay

This was from my flight out of Hawaii. Flying over Manele Bay, The Four Seasons Resort, Hulopo’e Beach and Pu’u Pehe (sweetheart rock,) I was reminded of all the fun I had on our trip. As a science nerd, I also really enjoy how clear the water is and how much of the kelp bed…

Photo of the Day – Snorkel Adventure

One of the things I was most excited to do was go snorkeling. Being a bit of a science and nature nerd, there was something so peaceful and relaxing about doing the “dead mans float” while looking at the most colorful scenery I have ever seen in my life. Thanks to the crew of the…

Photo of the Day – Reflecting Reservoir

Another view from my walk around Mt Tabor Park in Portland, Oregon. This beautiful batch of water is the Portland Drinking water, reservoir #5. Soon the federal government is going to require the City of Portland to cover these beauties, ruining the scenery.

Quote of the Day – Nikola Tesla on Connections

Today is Nikola Tesla’s birthday and in some countries, “Tesla Day!” I thought that was worthy of a quote! Happy Birthday Mr. Tesla. Though free to think and act, we are held together, like the stars in the firmament, with ties inseparable. These ties cannot be seen, but we can feel them. – Nikola Tesla…

Quote of the Day – Lord Byron on Time

Time is a collection of: nanoseconds, seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years. Time can be your greatest ally or your worst nemesis. It all depends on which side of the clock you’re on, right? Remember to seize the day while you’re on your way. My time has been passed viciously and agreeably; at thirty-one…

Quote of the Day – Denis Diderot on Creative Genius

I think we all have some creativity; whether it’s the gift of gab or bullshit, painting or photography, or just figuring out creative ways to stretch a buck. I think all of those things apply naturally. I am an observer and a participator, which is why this quote stuck to me. 🙂 There are three…

Photo of the Day – Rainbow Lights

Sometimes, when you’re in a conference, you look for inspiration elsewhere. I found it in the lights above me. Most conference facilities have strange lighting, I just decided to punch it up a bit. 🙂

Quote of the Day – Issac Asimov on Belief

I love when you can proof something; I love when you know you’re right. Tangible results are my friend, though sometimes you just know – you just believe in something – to be real. I believe in evidence. I believe in observation, measurement, and reasoning, confirmed by independent observers. I’ll believe anything, no matter how…