Where There’s Smoke…

For a time I really thought I’d be a scientist of some sort.  I’ve always loved meteorology and am fascinated by experiments.  However, when I was a middle school science teacher my experiments were legendary for failing.  But I remained undeterred from trying to demonstrate the next amazing principle. When I was a kid, you…

15km Biathlon, 55th Place

Like many of you, I have been watching the Winter Olympics.  I’ve not been glued to the TV, but I like the winter version because it exposes us to events we don’t see very often.  How frequently do we get to see grown men/women yelling at a 40 lb. curling stone?  How regularly do we…

Transition

About ten years ago I went through the process to become a certified scuba diver.  While I haven’t gone often enough, diving is a neat adventure as you explore a world that is so different and that few people see. My last dive was almost six years ago and it didn’t go perfectly.  The short…