June 12, 2007

Blog Stew

The ultimate zoom shot: Fall from the galaxy into an oak tree and from there to the subatomic realm. (Via Dr. Hypercube.)

¶ Earlier I mentioned an unpleasant experience at Black Canyon NP. Supt. Connie Rudd sent me a letter. Translated from bureaucratese into the vernacular, it says, "The race has always been done that way. We're not changing it, so you can take a running jump from the South Rim, buddy. We strive to provide a quality visitor experience for everyone who visits our National Parks."

5,000 acres of solar panels? Colorado's San Luis Valley will be visible from space. (Via SLV Dweller.)

¶ Ted Williams blogs the resignation of J. Dart, chief executive of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Colorado writer Dave Petersen shares thoughts in the comments. Tell us how you really feel, Dave. (More Dart and RMEF background info here.)

¶ I showed the documentary The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill to the nature-writing class at the beginning of spring semester. Some students blogged about it, here and here.

But the story continues: Rebecca O'Connor asks for some less-emotional decision-making. Hah! This is San Francisco we are talking about. Seizing the moral high ground is the most important thing.


Anonymous said...

There's a fun (less scientific) Simpson's powers of ten video here.

It's the stoner's version - "Whoa, dude - what if the universe were just an atom in a bigger universe?" "Whoa..."

Chas S. Clifton said...

Doesn't every bright adolescent have that revelation, along with "What if I am just a character in someone else's dream?"

mdmnm said...

Re: Elk Foundation-
Wow!I had no idea that Dart was associated with SCI, nor why Peterson hadn't appeared in Bugle for a few years. Thanks for the tip!

Rebecca K. O'Connor said...

The parrot feeders wanted to take my bloggings to the city council to put on record...so I figured I may as well get in my REAL two cents. (I know what it's worth, but you can blame a girl for trying) :-)

Chas S. Clifton said...


Yes, Dave was incensed when Dart was hired, and that was the end of his writing for Bugle. I hope that he will return to its pages.

Chas S. Clifton said...


Good luck with that.