Archive for the ‘unconscionable beauty’ Category

I have a lot to write about. But in the spirit of NOW may I celebrate and welcome to the world Miss Fauna Susan Stern? She is my brand new niece and I love her. I am so proud of my sister and her Jamie. Happy birthday little peanut! It’s the year of the rabbit!



Today’s APOD: The Rosette Nebula Credit & Copyright: Brian Lula Would the Rosette Nebula by any other name look as sweet? The bland New General Catalog designation of NGC 2237 doesn’t appear to diminish the appearance of this flowery emission nebula. Inside the nebula lies an open cluster of bright young stars designated NGC 2244. […]

I am finally reading The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes. It is wonderful. SPACE! Can you imagine discovering the infinite beauty of space, beyond what the naked eye can see? And really, everyone can do that. I want a telescope! My dad used to have a great big red one and I only remember […]



Happy 20th Birthday, Hubble Telescope! I am fond of you.

Good-bye to Alexander McQueen, one of the best people who made it ok to be creepy. Once upon a time I worked near fashion, in textiles, and during fashion week, it was my job to track down images of our fabrics on the runways. Down the rabbit hole of I’d go, bored until no […]



The hubble telescope, once ridiculed for an error in polishing, has been tinkered with and tweaked over the years to the extent that it yields cosmic images of unconscionable beauty. Dazzle dazzle dazzle. So absurd. You ought to visit the hubble website and view the full images. Just look at this. I can’t stop. Thank […]