Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Photo of the Day

Asheville, NC from our visit in November

Monday, December 30, 2013

Photo of the Day

Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University - Durham NC

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013

Christopher Hitchens Revises the Ten Commandments


Johannes Kepler

Happy birthday to Johannes Kepler!

The man who changed the way we think about the universe…


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Georgia State Railroad Museum - Savannah

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Celebrate Isaac Newton’s birthday!


(Image courtesy Wikipedia)

Born 25 December 1642 in Lincolnshire, England, one of the best scientists the world ever produced.

Coincidentally his birthday falls on the day Christians appropriated from their pagan roots for the celebration of Christmas.

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Georgia State Railroad Museum - Savannah

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christopher Hitchens: Four Minutes on Religion


Photo of the Day

During our trip to North Carolina we stopped for the night in Savannah and visited the Georgia State Railroad Museum.
More in my website.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A flight to Everglades City and Chokoloskee Island, FL

I had a quick flight yesterday to Everglades City and Chokoloskee Island in the southwest corner of the everglades. (note: The Photo of the Day posted earlier today is from our vacation in North Carolina this past Thanksgiving). These are from Saturday Dec 21.

It was a fun and short flight from Miami (53 miles) in a sunny day on the first day of winter here.
These have a tint as unfortunately the C-182 I was flying does not have open windows so the quality is not the best.

10,000 islands, FL

10,000 islands, FL

Chokoloskee, FL

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Asheville, NC

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, France 2001

playing Al Di Meola's "Midnight Tango"


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Blue Ridge Parkway

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Walk The Walk


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Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville NC, from our vacation there this November.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Monday, December 09, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

2013 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Existence of Nothing

This is a long video (almost two hours), so you may not want to follow it. I did and was awed.

It was hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and included a panel of physicists, university professors and two science journalists.

The debate tries to explain and define the existence of Nothing. Worth watching.


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Asheville NC

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918–5 December 2013)


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My wife likes antiques so we visited a few places in the surrounding area around Asheville, NC

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

How corrupt is your country?


Corruption perceptions index 2013, from Transparency International


Photo of the Day

Last week we traveled to North Carolina, visiting Asheville and Raleigh, with a stop in Savannah, GA along the way.
I will post a few photos as I process them.

This is in Biltmore Village, NC, a suburb of Asheville.

Monday, December 02, 2013