Monthly Archive: March 2018

Always Fighting The Last War

Over at Washington Monthly, Nancy Letourneau highlights the fact that the battle against the destruction of US manufacturing created by globalization currently being waged by both Donald Trump and, to some extent, Bernie Sanders...

March For Our Lives

Our local version of the March for Our Lives was a late-day vigil down in Westport. Based on the turnout and the apparent change in route, I’m guessing that the crowd was larger than...

Natural Weekends – Orchids

Yesterday’s post was about the last real snow storm of the winter (hopefully). Today we brighten things up with some of our orchids which are now blooming in the stronger spring sun. And the...

Uber's Toxic Corporate Culture Kills…Again

Last weekend, an Uber autonomous vehicle with a single emergency driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. Dash-cam video from the car shows that the pedestrian, who was actually pushing a bicycle,...

Natural Weekends – White Rain

Another Nor’easter blew through this week and once again we managed to avoid the worst here on the creek, with snow totals well below the minimum predicted. And, like a most late March snowstorms,...

Astronomy Adventure – Orion Nebula

Here is another photo of the M42 – the great Orion nebula. In addition, you can just make out M43, the little “haze” around the star to the “finger’s” immediate left. Technical Details: Scope:...