• snowy WexWorlds

    The drive down to Wexford yesterday was good, if somewhat tiring, and on a couple of occasions made frustrating by a lack of signage – an old problem on roads in Ireland. We went to the opening of WexWorlds – the Mayor of Wexford showed up – met friends, and had food. This morning we were greeted by a winter wonderland. Unfortunately, it’s meant that some of the guests of the convention have not been able to get to Wexford. My two panels thus far have been very enjoyable, even though the numbers were smaller as a result of the weather. So far everyone seems to be having a great…

  • aurora magic

    The world can seem full of hostility and hate if you pay too much attention to the mainstream media. Always, there are beautiful moments, and good people doing helpful work. The following video is just a reminder to spend equal time focusing on what’s luminous in our world. Timelapse of Aurora Borealis (HD) over Tromsø, Norway. Photography by Tor Even Mathisen. Music by Per Wollen and vocals by Silje Beate Nilssen, I spotted this on Astronomy Picture of the Day. Takk skal du ha Tor!

  • role reversal

    The above photograph of a sea horse was taken in July, when I visited the Galway Aquarium with a good friend who was staying with me on vacation. I’d been to the Aquarium once before and had been surprised at how much I’d enjoyed the excursion. The Galway Aquarium is tiny by international standards, but there are plenty of cool creatures to oogle. The Aquarium even has a very large tank where you can touch the Rays as they zip by. One of them seemed to be quite keen to be petted, and kept doing chin lifts out of the water as it glided past. Perhaps it was showing off…