Just because

Max, October 21, 2017 

Should I sue?

Max, September 23, 2017 


Max, September 16, 2017 

Cause Why Not?

Max, September 3, 2017 

Bohemian Rhapsody, crime thriller

Max, August 24, 2017 

This is brilliant.



Source: APOD

Saw it with my wife in spectacular Painted Hills Oregon at nearly the exact center of the totality band. It was simply put, the most extraordinary thing I have ever witnessed. In a way it’s quite banal, a thing moving in front of another thing, but it feels incredibly sublime to experience it directly.

I stood on top of a high ridge overlooking a spectacular valley with a view of multicolored ridges and valleys stretching for miles in every direction. In the moments before totality I was watching the hills to the west to see the oncoming shadow. The entire scene was getting darker by the moment, similar to the appearance of an oncoming storm, but without noticeable wind. Within seconds it turned surreal. The farthest hills grew dark and stars appeared above the horizon while the sky above was blue and the the tiny sliver of remaining sun still shined upon us, though not with its usual intensity.

Seconds later the shadow of the umbra swept across the landscape in a headlong rush and I quickly turned to look at the sun which was in lightning transition to a shining ring in a dark purple sky, with stars shining all around it. The few score of watchers with me upon the ridge erupted into delirious joy as we were all overwhelmed at the site. I could immediately see how such a phenomenon could stop battles and bring the primitives to their knees in awe.

We could not have picked a more beautiful site for this eclipse and I will remember it to my dying day as a simply amazing site and feeling that is pretty much unreproducible. Until the next one.

Mexico 2024 or bust!

Us and Them

Max, June 26, 2017 

Many years ago, long before this blog was hacked and the content was lost and I thought I knew how to write intelligently, I wrote an essay about the problem of Us against Them.

This guy knows how to write.

Why Your Brain Hates Other People

Sapolsky is brilliant.

Donald F Trump

Max, June 16, 2017 

Perfect metaphor. Just need to identify the gadget that started the process. Twitter?

Roger Waters rocks San Jose

Max, June 9, 2017 

Brilliant show as expected. You really don’t want to miss this tour. Nice review here.

Stunningly unreal

Max, June 1, 2017 

Full screen and headphones.

Hard to believe that is a real place.

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