"It all began at Christmas two years ago, when my daughter was four-years-old. And it was the first time that she’d ever asked about what did this holiday mean? And so I explained to her that this was celebrating the birth of Jesus. And she wanted to know more about that. We went out and bought a kids’ bible and had these readings at night. She loved him. Wanted to know everything about Jesus.
So we read a lot about his birth and his teaching. And she would ask constantly what that phrase was. And I would explain to her that it was, “Do onto others as you would have them do unto you.” And we would talk about those old words and what that all meant.
A girl reading under a tree on Lincoln Field.
(that building in the background is my dorm this year)
Brown University, Providence, RI
See you soon, Brown
Slip, slidin’ away…..
The Ex (Canadian National Exhibition), from the top of Euroslide, Lakeshore, Toronto.
Dark Matter Distribution in the Abell 901/902 Supercluster
Astronomers assembled this photo by combining a visible-light image of the Abell 901/902 supercluster taken with the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope in La Silla, Chile, with a dark matter map derived from observations with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The magenta-tinted clumps represent a map of the dark matter in the cluster. Dark matter is an invisible form of matter that accounts for most of the universe’s mass. The image shows that the supercluster galaxies lie within the clumps of dark matter.
Hubble cannot see the dark matter directly. Astronomers inferred its location by analyzing the effect of so-called weak gravitational lensing, where light from more than 60,000 galaxies behind Abell 901/902 is distorted by intervening matter within the cluster. Researchers used the observed, subtle distortion of the galaxies’ shapes to reconstruct the dark matter distribution in the supercluster.
I knew we wouldn’t have him long, but I still miss my Zeusy.
Goodbye sweet pup.
The mountains are calling and I must go - John Muir
Ha Ling Peak - Mount Lawrence Grassi
One of my neighbors recently put these large, creepy metal birds on their mailbox and around their driveway. Now, these things were plenty creepy in their original form, trust me, but I drove past them just now and they were glowing.
I want to die surrounded by beautiful people and awards in 70 years. If these bird things kill me, I’m gonna be so pissed.