I usually try to be polite on WordPress. I don’t have a go at people whose values and belief systems are very different from mine, and I try to not let those differences get in the way of enjoying a good piece of writing. But the reality is I’m a scientist, and an educator, and there are certain things that really irritate me. Continue reading
Tag Archives: physics
From summer downunder, for Eugi’s weekly prompt “winter”. So great to have these prompts back! Thanks Eugi!
your buttocks are scorchy!
It is time to turn us
away from the fire.
For my northern hemisphere friends – hang in there, the Earth will be turning her upper cheeks to the sun soon, and you’re welcome to it. (And if you’re thinking winter is when you’re further from the sun, you might want to read Obliquity.)
dragged from sleep by the heat,
the still air drowning me, Continue reading
Proximity trumps everything.
How else can a ball of grey basalt
outshine the stars? Continue reading
You can’t, of course
walk or drive, with
no friction force.
Please tell your kith
and tell your kin:
You can’t begin
without friction. Continue reading
A little bit Sunday afternoon nerdity:
is fine for the neat of hand,
but for those a little messy
Herr Leibniz is our man! Continue reading