Carl Sagan’s words are always worth hearing.
Love the way this video illuminates them + the continuing promise of space exploration.
Johann Georg Leinberger, 1729 - 1731.
Death blowing bubbles.
Every time I read/view this, I laugh.
Skeletor Affirmations (by ghoulnextdoor)
"WE IMPROVE OURSELVES BY VICTORIES OVER OURSELVES. THERE MUST BE CONTESTS, AND WE MUST WIN."
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Posted on October 7, 2013 | 5 CommentsJuniper’s Big Adventure By Declan and his mom Declan and I wrote this together by hand, passing the notebook back and forth, each taking a turn at contributing a line […]
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Posted on May 19, 2011 | 2 CommentsDear Declan, You are six today. Six! That’s halfway to twelve. That’s one-third of the way to 18. You’ve grown so much this year. Taller. Wiser. Kinder. More confident, and […]
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Posted on April 3, 2011 | No CommentsI’ll always drive an extra mile for the sake of a reasonably-priced artichoke. In my daily swim through the morass of marketing e-newsletters that are available, I accidentally found an […]
Posted on October 31, 2010 | 3 CommentsEver since he was the whole universe when he was two, he has gotten progressively smaller and smaller. He’s been planning to be the dejected, ex-planet Pluto since last Halloween, […]
Posted on April 7, 2010 | 3 CommentsKnown to the blogging world as WhyMommy, Susan Niebur is an astrophysicist, a mother to two young boys, an advocate for cancer education and research, and a survivor. Since 2007, […]
Posted on January 15, 2010 | 2 CommentsAs we drove home from school today, Declan told me that he knew nanodiamonds could keep our dog Arrow from dying. Now, Arrow is barely six years old and pretty […]
Posted on January 5, 2010 | 1 CommentIf you are looking for ideas about how to engage children with science, Mama Joules has got resources and fresh ideas about everything from physics to geology to gardening. I […]
Posted on November 30, 2009 | 4 CommentsI decided to make up a bedtime story last night, choose-your-own adventure style. Me: “Once upon a time, there was a boy named… Antonio or Declan?” Declan: “Declan!” Me: “This […]