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

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

Weekend Diversion: Hey, Beardo!

“Shave off your beard and wear a dress. You would be a great female impersonator.” –Simon Cowell No, this post has nothing to do with Simon Cowell, but like American Idol, I do have a song for you. Have a listen to Almost Cut My Hair by Crosby, Stills & Nash, while you enjoy the … Read more

Weekend Diversion: Partner Acrobatics!

You see that there is no war within you. You’re on your own side, and you are your own strength. –Terri Guillemets Many of you don’t know this, but over the last couple of months, my wife and I have been taking night classes in partner acrobatics! Why? Just because it sounded like a fun, … Read more

Weekend Diversion: An Optical Illusion

Starts With A Bang! is off to a great start; each the past three days we have topped the 100 visitor mark, bringing our total number of unique visitors up to 1,413! I’m going to attempt to start a new tradition here of making a weekend post on a topic that I just find neat, … Read more