Comet Pan-STARRS, a Peek

Discovered in June 2011 with the help of Hawaii's Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System, after which it was named, comet Pan-STARRS [C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS)] is a newcomer that will never be seen again, its elliptical orbit around our sun lasting 100 million years. Last night, March 9th 2013, the weather was near-perfect and Marie and…

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Kirstenbosch Flowers

A brief visit to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, on a very short trip to Cape Town last year, yielded the following beauty…. Pincushion 1 Pincushion 2 Pincushion 3 Mimetes Aristea and bee Strelitzia (bird of paradise) Guinea fowl Clouds on Table Mountain (stratus, not the Table Cloth) Cycad garden with Table Mountain’s Castle Rock…

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Outage

Some of you, if visiting Coriolistic Anachronisms this morning between 5 AM and 6 AM Eastern Standard Time, will have found the blog down. I apologize for the inconvenience, here is what happened. The failure was not at the level of my awesome hosting provider, MDD Hosting, but rather a global, network-wide outage over at…

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Winter Memories

These were taken on a walk through the neighborhood, to the Brooklyn Promenade where we had also ventured a few years ago on New Year’s Eve and found a police cruiser parked there, broadcasting Christmas songs on the radio over their loudspeaker, and wishing Happy New Year to those who passed by champagne in hand.…

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The Cloisters

In northern Manhattan, next to the Fort Tryon Park and right below Inwood, sit the Cloisters. Make no mistake about it, despite the medieval looks and religious silence within, this is not a historical building whatsoever. Built in the 30’s, The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and thus, a business. Cleverly, a…

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