Marquette’s new UFO landing strip is a good idea (A Marquette Mining Journal editorial) Just checking. There is, of course, no UFO landing strip , and possibly no UFOs – but that is fodder for another editorial. What we really wanted to see is if anyone intended on reading past the headline. In 2014, a […]
We were playing Euchre after dinner one evening when I told everyone my tale of the ‘giant sandhill crane’ that I briefly thought might carry me off like a pterodactyl swooping down on a hapless animal. It turned out to be an illusion caused by two birds flying side by side behind a spruce tree. […]
Near the end of our unusually mild February of 2016, our old NASA buddy Ralph emailed from southern Wisconsin that he and his daughter had seen some sandhill cranes. We went back and forth a bit on the topic of sandhill cranes and the conversation transported me back to my introduction to them back in […]
Thanks to our buddy Ralph Winrich for pointing out the APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) entry about the transit of Mercury – May 9, 2016. Those of us without proper telescope filters say ‘thank you’ to those who do!
Join Dr. Bruce B as he unravels more mysteries of the cosmos . . . with a dash of humor!
I stood in front of the class and made eye contact with the English teacher. I had a fully strung compound hunting bow in my left hand. The bow was fully equipped with string silencers and a mounted quiver with four broadhead arrows, each sporting razor blade inserts at the ready . I had my […]
From our buddy Ralph Winrich – this took place near Duluth, MN – two years ago a similar even occurred on the western shore of Keweenaw Bay – only in that case, it was SLABS of ice that came ashore, stacking 10-15 feet high and crossing enough beach to endanger some cottages. Mother nature moves […]
Thank you to Deborah Byrd at Earth & Sky for sharing this: Einstein may have published this concept 100 years ago with the caveat that ‘we may never be able to prove it’ but humans don’t give up so easily. One hundred years may seem like a long time to wait for proof of something, […]
It started as a simple link sent from our old roving NASA educator buddy Ralph Winrich. It was just a clip he had seen on the internet and thought we might be interested. I can’t say that I am captivated by too many viral videos that pop up here and there. It seems that there […]
Our friend Matt Glendinning from the Moses Brown School in Providence, RI sent along their newest ‘School is Closed’ video. I wondered how they could possibly create something to rival last year’s Frozen parody and perhaps they can’t . . . so they took it in a different direction this year. Instead of the joyful ‘School […]