Open Thread

This Open Thread Has Seen The Light

After the wettest winter month in 250 years, February hasn’t started too badly here in the UK, with the most glorious sunshine just in time for a Sunday morning walk. Sun! Glorious sun! How I’ve missed you!


One Last Sunburn

I’ve been a sun worshipping beach baby for as long as I can remember. I’ve slathered on baby oil and tanning lotion on beaches up and down the West Coast, from Seattle to Newport Beach, and at lakesides from tiny, little Fern Ridge in Oregon to the Great Lakes. And I’ve been sunburned. Oh, how […]


Tides! How Do They Work?

In honor of the recent super moon, I’ve decided to write about how the tides work. I had never really considered the process before, and found it to be surprisingly complex. Or, at least, I was surprised it was more complex than just “the moon.”