Thursday, September 29, 2005
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
Many apologies for the lack of new material the last several days, but the unfortunate fact is this: lack of recent travel has resulted in a lack of new pictures. In the meantime, consider the following: stereo picture pairs. It's something I learned about in one of my meteorology classes I took in college taught by Dr. Alastair Fraser. What you see are two pictures stitched side by side, but if you look at them just right, they merge into a 3-D stereoscopic picture. For instructions on how to do it, click here (follow the steps for cross-eyed viewing). For best results, click on the picture for the full size version. Good luck, and do let me know if you like it.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Hard to say exactly what my feelings are. Since Katrina, following storms doesn't have quite the appeal that it used to. But we must be vigilant, we must be ready to help where it is needed. Hurricane Rita was upgraded today to Category 5, which if we've learned anything about hurricanes, makes it a very nasty and potentially very deadly storm. More
Monday, September 19, 2005
I love taking pictures of the clouds. Must be my background in meteorology. And my love of flying. These were taken as we were dodging thunderstorms during descent into Houston.
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Friday, September 16, 2005
Thursday, September 15, 2005
It's been more than two weeks since Hurricane Katrina swept across Louisiana and Mississippi, leaving thousands of people homeless. Let us not forget that thousands of people remain without permanent shelter and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Let's also not forget that thousands of relief workers and volunteers are giving their all to help out their fellow citizens. I was on a train in Houston this week and I grabbed this shot of an unidentified Red Cross volunteer giving some comfort to a gentleman displaced by the storm. I am sure there are countless acts of kindness happening every day to help these folks. Have you made your contribution?
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Monday, September 12, 2005
Saturday, September 10, 2005
City Hall, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. August 2005.
Thursday, September 08, 2005
Monday, September 05, 2005
Sunday, September 04, 2005
A little humor never hurts during times like these. This is a KC-135 variant used for tracking during the Apollo spaceflight program.
Saturday, September 03, 2005
The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team beat a languid Mexico side by 2-0 tonight in Columbus, Ohio, guaranteeing the United States a spot in World Cup Germany 2006! The United States controlled the play, as Mexico's strategy was to play for the draw, which would have clinched their spot. Steve Ralston's goal in the 52d minute forced the Mexicans out of their defensive posture, only to get burned 4 minutes later when DaMarcus Beasley took a feed from a corner kick from Claudio Reyna and cleanly beat the Mexican keeper, Oswaldo Sanchez. But the real star for the United States tonight was defender Oguchi Onyewu, whose mission was to frustrate Mexico's star striker, Jared Borgetti, and he succeeded brilliantly. American keeper Casey Keller was lightly tested tonight, needed only to stop six shots, only one of those a real threat. Keller has firmly reasserted himself as the USA's #1 keeper going into Germany 2006. So now it's on to Guatemala on Wednesday, where the USA will be without the services of Reyna and Gregg Berhalter who both picked up yellow cards during the match and will be suspended for card accumulation. On the other hand, Bobby Convey will be back on the USA roster after sitting out a yellow card suspension. But it's not important now, the USA has accomplished the mission at hand, they're going to Germany!
The blogosphere is in the midst of being overrun by blogbots, blogspam, and all other sorts of junk that threatens to marginalize this little neck of the woods. Not to mention the deluge of half-hearted and sub-mediocre garbage that's out there (though you might think that of this blog, it's your opinion and you're entitled to it). I haven't been at this for very long, but we need to gang together and recognize great work where it exists. That's why I have several blogs linked over on the left. One blog that I've just discovered is by Evelyn, of Nova Scotia. I encourage you to check her blog out, and then tell a friend. Her work deserves a wider audience.
Friday, September 02, 2005
Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of days as I was traveling, among other things. I almost lost the camera at the airport last night, which would've put a big crimp in things. It's also hard to stay totally focused what with the situation in New Orleans not getting any better. Having played small roles in disaster planning in a previous career, I can understand somewhat how difficult it is for relief operations to come together when they have to come from a much greater distance to serve an unimaginable number of victims. Please keep our brothers and sisters in your thoughts, and continue contributing whatever assistance you can. Every little bit helps.