Kepler, 2009-2013

TweetShareShareThe most important spacecraft since the Hubble Space Telescope has been felled by a couple of reaction wheels that stubbornly held to their predicted useful lives, NASA reports. Something about Kepler, despite its stubborn refusal...

Randy Udall, energy poet

TweetShareShareThey found Randy Udall yesterday — he had been hiking alone on a remote trail up in Wyoming’s Wind River Range, a place he knew well. Poles were still in hand, the Denver Post reports. “Randy left this Earth doing...

TEDx – Inspiration by numbers

TweetShareShareA year ago today, I had just practiced my TEDxMileHigh talk to an all-but empty Ellie Caulkins Opera House the day before the big show. There was a producer in the front row, typing away on her laptop, and, in the far reaches of...

Plantar fasciitis? A few ideas.

TweetShareShareAmid my sixth and most foolish soccer career at age 44 (indoor, over-30 coed, more challenging than it sounds), I’ve pounded my feet into plantar fasciitis twice now, joining Antonio Gates, Ty Lawson and untold legions of...

Aurora shooting prosecutor screws up

TweetShareShareArapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler announced this morning that he’s pursuing the death penalty for alleged (I use this word loosely) Aurora theater mass murderer James Holmes. Holmes’s attorneys had...

Population argument bombs

TweetShareShareThe Denver Post did a sort of quasi book-review/reax piece today to Weekly Standard writer Jonathan Last’s What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic Disaster. Cute, but no panacea One of...

USMNT – No excuse for bad D

TweetShareShareI watched a bit of the U.S.-Honduras soccer game of Wednesday night — the first of several World Cup qualifiers in the “hexagonal round” (how about “round of six,” for clarity’s sake, FIFA?). The...

Gun Appreciation Day, annotated

TweetShareShareI received an email from the #GunAppreciationDay people today. I figured I’d annotate it. My comments follow the **. Help us fund advertsing and spread the word far and wide… On Drudge, FOX News and Facebook Gun Appreciation...

Proud gun owner

TweetShareShareThe #NRA, in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre of children and elementary school teachers and staff, has its friends out in full force. One thing I’ve heard in several media interviews now is “proud gun owner.” This is NRA...