Archive for January, 2016

The blizzard of 2016

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Jan 23 NC was hit by a “blizzard” and we had 2-3 inches (10 cm ) of icy snow. Here are some shots from my quadcopter the day after.

Evidence of a (new) Ninth Planet

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The solar system appears to have a new ninth planet. Today, two scientists announced evidence that a body nearly the size of Neptune—but as yet unseen—orbits the sun every 15,000 years. During the solar system’s infancy 4.5 billion years ago, they say, the giant planet was knocked out of the planet-forming region near the sun. […]


Friday, January 1st, 2016

Most of 2015 went really quite well, but the last few months of this year did pack a bit of a wallop for us. The highlight of the year was in May, when Julia graduated from Middle College High School as valedictorian of her class. She got to speak at her graduation ceremony and she […]