Mind of Dan: Beautiful Curves

Antelope Canyon X – Page Arizona

Mind of Dan: Colourful Sedona

Mind of Dan: RIP John Parry Barlow

Last week John Perry Barlow (co-founder of the EFF) passed away at the age of 70 Cindy Cohn at the EFF has published a memorable eulogy: It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow’s vision and leadership. He always ...

Mind of Dan: Eroded Beauty

Antelope Canyon X – Page Arizona Lower and upper Antelope Canyon might be swarming with tourists, but Antelope Canyon-X remains almost empty. It is like stepping into another world

Mind of Dan: The Nutcracker

Clark’s Nutcracker – Grand Canyon South Rim

Mind of Dan: Sunset on Lake Powell

Sunset on Lake Powell – Wahweap Overlook

Mind of Dan: Horseshoe Bend

It might be a cliché, but this is MY cliché

Bob Broughton's Blog: Free your vote 2.0

Guest blog by Paul George “Your input will help shape the future of our democracy,” declares a November 17 BC government press release. The release announces the BC government has introduced legislation to hold a referendum in the fall of 2018 through a mail-in vote that will ask voters to decide whether BC should keep ...

Things Are Good: David Byrne Launches Good News Site

David Byrne, artist extraordinaire, revealed his newest project to the world and I love it! Reasons to be Cheerful is a reaction to the bizarreness of 2017 and the craziness that 2018 has already witnessed. In an attempt to highlight the positivity in these turbulent times Reasons to be Cheerful sets out to remind people ...

Mind of Dan: Back off!

Back off!Sandhill Crane – George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Mind of Dan: Mirror Image

Great Blue Heron – George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary Bonus picture from the same day: I SAID NO!!!Sandhill Crane – George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: I Didn’t Blog in December

I was distracted by things more awesome than blogging. What could that be? I’ll tell you some day. For now, I’m back, complaining about litter. Everyone is focusing on a crappy coffee shop chain in Canada, and giving them even more brain-space free marketing because too many people are addicted to the sugar and caffeine ...

Mind of Dan: Good bye and good riddance 2017

The Last moon of 2017 Onwards to 2018. May it surpass the low bar set by 2017.

Mind of Dan: Eclipse: The Experience of Totality

Being the path of totality, was one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed. The sun’s corona during the 2017 total eclipse of the sun as seen near Madras, Oregon The eclipse started off subtly. At first, using the proper eyewear, all you see is the tiniest dot on the edge of the ...

Mind of Dan: Total Eclipse of the sun

On my way to Oregon, apparently on Monday morning a thing in the sky is going to pass in front of another thing. -via XKCD

Mind of Dan: Tumour Update

On May 16th 2017, I had my 25th and final radiation treatment. I am not certain if it was the radiation, the anti-anxiety medication which causes drowsiness, or the lack of sleep caused by the anxiety that the anti-anxiety medication left behind, but throughout the whole treatment period I was completely exhausted. I would wake ...

Mind of Dan: Bring Water

via XKCD

Bob Broughton's Blog: Book review: Private Places, Public Spaces: a woman at home in the world, by Lucina Kathmann

This is a collection of 22 non-fiction essays, written over a period of 20 years, some of them previously published. Some of them are based on the author’s long involvement in PEN International. One such essay is “The suffering word: cases of repression of women poets in Mesoamerica”, in which she documents massacres of the ...

Bob Broughton's Blog: Seven Mexican journalists murdered in first half of 2017

Mexico continues to be the one of the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist. Martín Méndez Pineda of Acapulco tried to get asylum in the US, but after being detained for 100 days in not-very-good conditions, he gave up and returned to Mexico. He is not safe there. Patricia Mayorga of ...

Mind of Dan: The Paris Agreement withdrawal

John Oliver gives a great summary of why Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement makes absolutely no sense Or as David Roberts puts it: An agreement cannot be both nonbinding and draconian (Spoiler: Paris is the former) Early on in the speech, Trump said: “Thus, as of today, the United States will cease ...

Bob Broughton's Blog: Book review: One Life, by David Lida

David Lida is an author who found a home for himself in Mexico 25 years ago. He tells the story of his first visit to Puerto Escondido, when he started wondering what life is like for the Mexicans who live a few blocks away from the centre of town. Thanks to the Lockett v Ohio ...

Mind of Dan: If we could overturn global warming … how exiting would that be?

What drives scientists? – Richard Alley’s Golden Nugget h/t Variable Variability

Mind of Dan: This is science; it is not something to toy with

It is not something to say I chose not to believe e-mc2; YOU DONT HAVE THAT OPTION! When you have an established scientific emergent truth, it is true whether or not you belive in it and the sooner you understand that the faster we can get on with the political conversation about how to solve ...

Mind of Dan: Radiation treatment 1 of 25

I started my 25 Radiation treatments today. 1 down and 24 to go.

Mind of Dan: The very definition of willful ignorance

Chair of House Science Committee Says the Journal ‘Science’ Is Not Objective