Merry Arbitrary Delineation of Earth's Orbital...
The December Solstice was 10 days ago. Perihelion is 4 days from now. I guess we’re trying to split the difference? Anyway… Good enough for me! For deeper thoughts on our continuing journey around the Sun, I shall simply refer you to Neil Gaiman’s New Year Wish.
Final tally for 2011 cycling: 2012 starts tomorrow, with an unseasonably warm forecast: 73(!!!!) degrees and sunny. I’m certainly hesitant to say that I’ll be able to duplicate 2011’s results in 2012, but I’m going to try…
Fully-armed and Operational Battle Station
The end results (the pictures make them look greener than the grey-ish color they actually are): I had to help my sister with color mixing and explain thinning down paint icing so that it will work as a wash and fill the recesses rather than glomming all over the details. I also noted she could drybrush some lighter colored paint icing on the raised bits for highlighting, but that was too much...
Going the Distance
Early this year, I set a goal for myself for bicycling. Pretty simple: 300 miles per month, 3,600 miles for the year. I hit that goal in early November. Since then… I’ve kept going. Went out and biked another metric century today: (63 miles = 101 km) With today’s bike ride, I surpassed 4,000 miles for the year: It’s possible that I’ve biked more miles than...
Axial Tilt is the Reason for the Season
If you are intending to buy me a Christmas gift, I’d ask that you consider giving that amount to a charity instead. Please choose your favorite local charity for food bank, or, if you’d like, consider giving to a national or international relief organization such as the American Red Cross or Doctors without Borders. Or, just spend it on yourself. ;-)