Exploring science and the humanities.

“Spacequakes: Dodging Plasma Bullets”

July 15, 2013


There’s a storm brewing in space. Not the kind that floods rivers, drops hailstones, or snatches up houses in Kansas, but the kind that messes with your cell reception. We know about it thanks to new information from THEMIS. Time History of Events and Macroscale Interactions during Substorms, launched by NASA in 2007, is an […]

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A Certain Slant of Light, Typographically Speaking

April 6, 2013


The project was vastly ambiguous, and also constrained.  Assignments like this always break my brain in the beginning.  It’s like breaking in fresh clay, I think.  In the right hands, something good will undoubtedly come out of it.  Speaking of breaking, here’s the project du jour: I could have done an Emily Dickinson variety show. But […]

New Punctuation for Digital Communication

June 12, 2012


Social networking and digital web-based media are creating a new set of unsuspecting creatives: People who never kept journals or wrote letters are now published authors in these new media. And these electronic authors are publishing to a worldwide audience. Amazingly, we are able to communicate in this new, integrated territory with relatively little difficulty. […]


November 9, 2015


O — To feel such joy, as to weep into embrace in collapse… which is to fall, as would Shaolin with purposed grace.

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The Superior Mirage of Mount Hood

January 15, 2015


Today I discovered why mountains sometimes look bigger: Looking at Mount Hood, you are a standing y-axis on the ground with great distance on the x, between you two. 11,250 feet above its base, its icy spike chills the atmosphere. The air is dense, with compressed layers. Look up and imagine where that peak would […]

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Reader as Detective in Paul Auster’s City of Glass

March 9, 2014


For the last ten weeks I have been studying Paul Auster’s book City of Glass and the metaphysical landscape within. The book was of special interest to me because it practically begged me to get inside the text and see what was up in there. The book is fascinating in this way. It is taking the […]

Twelfth Night Comic

February 18, 2014


This comic had to publish in two parts due to length. I hope you will read them both. The first image will appear small at first, but if you click it you can enlarge it to a readable size. Enjoy!

“I Sent Him the Galaxy With Personalism”

December 1, 2013


“You get what you pay for,” they say. And I paid the price when I decided to tackle Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass for my American Lit project. And there were a couple things I took away that I am still trying to wrap my mind around. Have you ever READ Whitman? How long can […]

“Microwaves and their Ovens”

July 16, 2013


digg Did your grandmother ever call her microwave a “radar range” when you visited her on the holidays? If so, blame the discovery of RADAR (RAdio Detection And Ranging). RADAR was big news back in the early 20th century, enabling the Navy to spot boats and planes while enabling biologists to explain how bats can […]

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“Why Space Exploration Still Matters”

July 15, 2013


We’re human, and we’ve conquered Earth. That’s our history in a nutshell. In the 200,000 year history of our existence we’ve managed to sprawl across the entire habitable surface of our little blue planet. So what’s next may seem only natural: space. Scientists have been shooting for the stars as long as history has been […]

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