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Mon, 29 Sep 2014, 10:06 PM (-06:00)

I played a video for them. They were sitting in their desks and standing in the back of the room and sitting on the floor in the front. It was a time lapse video of the northern lights. I played it to show them the wheeling stars and beauty of a cold winterscape and to […]

The Girl In Pink

Tue, 15 Jan 2013, 09:14 PM (-06:00)

I talked to the fourth graders yesterday–something I’ve done from time to time over the years. “This is Mr. Hasan,” Eric said to his students. “His son was in my class. In fact I am responsible for him breaking his arm when he fell on the soccer field.” Eric illuminated Ben’s life years ago. He […]


Sun, 11 Mar 2012, 09:34 PM (-06:00)

1. Tonite “Trudy, you have to come see this,” I said, coming in from the backyard. “Is it about the compost?” she asked. “No,” I said and walked back outside. “Wow,” she said, looking at the clear sky. “The stars are bright.” 2. Last Fall Back in the fall, just as it was starting to […]

Sunrise on Titan

Mon, 5 Apr 2010, 10:12 PM (-06:00)

I’ve been to see the class this year three times, now. The last two times, I talked about rockets and planets and moons. I showed them movies and pictures. We talked about science and engineering and space. This time I started with Earth’s mid-ocean ridges. They already knew about plate tectonics, and some of them […]

Precipitation, Science and Toyota

Tue, 23 Feb 2010, 06:52 PM (-06:00)

When it rains, my car gets wet, the inside and the outside. And after a while of course it starts to smell. This has been a problem for a while. Trouble is, we’ve just come out of a two-year drought, and by the time I figured out I had a systematic problem that the dealer’s […]