Recently, in my quest to learn more about sustainable mountain biking, I came across a podcast by Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland. They have only 5 podcasts available so far, but all are interesting. This is not a podcast about the tech, the gear or the techniques of mountain biking, rather it covers how MTB-ing... Continue Reading →
The Beaufort Wind Scale was first developed in 1805 by Sir Francis Beaufort, of the U.K. Royal Navy. It describes a Force 8 gale as Moderately high (18-25 ft) waves of greater length, edges of crests begin to break into spindrift, foam blown in streaks. Dutch Boats in a Gale ('The Bridgewater Sea Piece') by Joseph... Continue Reading →
Tiger beetles can be a real pain in the knees (and elbows) to photograph. They are predators, a hunter on scrublands, beaches and other sandy open spaces. Photographically they are a challenge because they are relatively small (averaging about 15mm), often well camouflaged, fast as blazes and highly attuned to movement.
Gardens not only reflect and enlarge the minds of their creators, but they can also contribute to the community and the broader environment.
For the first time at this school, an English assignment excited me. I chose the heroic narrative style: epic poetry. For the project's examples, I chose The Song of Eärendil, (a mini-epic contained within the Lord of the Rings) and passages of translations from Gilgamesh, The Odyssey, The Song of Roland, and Beowulf.