Category Archives: Simple Pleasures
Check One Off The Bucket List – Niagara Falls
I recently took a friend to Niagara Falls to celebrate his graduating high school near Erie PA. Neither of us had been there before, and my gut said it would be a blast. Who am I to argue with what my gut says – Lynn’s Rule #9 clearly applied, so I erred on the side of ‘fun… Read More »
Ever See a Comet With Binoculars? Take a Look See!
I have to admit that, as of this day in early June, I have yet to see Comet C/2012 K1, aka PaNNSTARS up close and personal. That being said, it’s really easy to find with the chart to the left. If you’re somewhere dark and have binoculars (or a telescope), aim at the number of the… Read More »
Songs In My Head – Happy
Apple’s original Mac can fetch $1,598 on eBay
Calling all Drexel grads and attendees who started in the mid 80’s… For that matter, ANYONE who has one of these classic Macintosh computers. It’s a perfect storm for selling old Mac’s! Who wants a 30 year old 128K Macintosh, even without a hard disk? Apparently they are all the rage in some circles! I… Read More »
Delicious Burgers and Buns of Fry
I’m not sure why I’m fixated on finding delicious burgers this weekend. My quest led me to Smashburger in St. Davids last night where I had a couple pretty good half pounders. One was a Philly on a pretzel bun wit Cheez Whiz, of course. They were pretty tasty. Their fries are skinny like Potato Stix… Read More »
Breathe underwater without tanks!
The act of snorkling and shallow diving will never be the same again because you can finally breathe underwater with this groundbreaking device. Regarding the science: It separates oxygen out of water by using holes smaller than water molecules combined with a ‘little’ clever technology. I am genuinely curious how they handle the buoyancy thing,… Read More »
What will your verse be?
The new iPad Air commercial gave me chills… We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering – these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry,… Read More »
The number of stars in the universe is astounding
This is the Tarantula Nebula, which is 170,000 light years away. Relatively speaking, it’s not that far. I’ve gazed at a galaxy 25 million light years away through my telescope. Well, at least at the light it gave off back then. Makes you wonder where it is now, or if it even exists. The image… Read More »
The World’s Most Dangerous Trail – The Heavenly Stairs. And Then Some…
I’ve seen pictures of the insanely steep steps up Mt. Huashan many times, but I’ve never seen the gondola ride from the top or the narrow planks and chains along the cliff side. Incredible views. I bet it’s well worth the effort. Wow. Take a look and ponder what your thoughts would be at the final… Read More »