Taking a Vacation! (Finally!)

“Too much work, and no vacation, Deserves at least a small libation. So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses, Work’s the curse of the drinking classes.” –Oscar Wilde It may seem like it’s been forever since I’ve taken a vacation, because it has been. So this coming Memorial Day Weekend, I’m going to make … Read more

Where is everybody?

“If the Universe Is Teeming with Aliens… Where Is Everybody?” –Stephen Webb As egocentric as we are, we know that not only are we but one planet of many orbiting our Sun, but that when we look up in the heavens, every point of light we see is another chance — another opportunity — for … Read more

The Fun of Going Faster-Than-Light

“There is also an amplitude for light to go faster (or slower) than the conventional speed of light. You found out… that light doesn’t go only in straight lines; now, you find out that it doesn’t go only at the speed of light! It may surprise you that there is an amplitude for a photon … Read more

The Fate of the Universe

Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. –Robert Frost Sure, if … Read more

On Being What You Want, and Bigotry

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery For me, personally, it isn’t the endless immensity of the seas that calls. It’s the endless immensity of … Read more