Weekend Diversion: Road Trip time!

“Voyagers discover that the world can never be larger than the person that is in the world; but it is impossible to foresee this, it is impossible to be warned.” –James A. Baldwin Sometimes, good things happen. And sometimes, you need to get out there, however down you’re feeling, and make them happen. For me, … Read more

Weekend Diversion: Special Academic Moves!

Four years of football are calculated to breed in the average man more of the ingredients of success in life than almost any academic course he takes. –Knute Rockne Of course, academics are (mostly) on summer vacation right now, so the worst you’re likely to run into is getting stuck behind a school bus on … Read more

Happy Belated Flag Day from the Night Sky

“If anyone, then, asks me the meaning of our flag, I say to him — it means just what Concord and Lexington meant; what Bunker Hill meant; which was, in short, the rising up of a valiant young people against an old tyranny to establish the most momentous doctrine that the world had ever known … Read more

Weekend Diversion: Art imitating Space!

“All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.” –Oscar Wilde It isn’t only the wonders of the Universe themselves that impress me. Oftentimes, just as spectacular are the technological achievements that have brought those wonders to us. (Or, in the case of … Read more