February 7, 2020

As you start to walk out on the way,

the way appears.

As you cease to be,

true life begins.

As you grow smaller,

this world cannot contain you.

You will be shown a being

that has no you in it.

                                            –– Rumi...

January 5, 2020

Don't listen to anything I say.
I must enter the center of fire.
Fire is my child, but I must be consumed

and become fire.                                         


December 1, 2019

Stay here, quivering with each moment
like a drop of Mercury.       

                                        ⎯⎯ Rumi (from the poem The Waterwheel)

Who am I?

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July 8, 2019

"Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place."       ⎯⎯ Rumi

This was my second total solar eclipse after Spray, Oregon on August 21st, 2017. Bella Vista was one of the places that forecast excellent conditions for a clear view in the path of totality f...

February 26, 2019

After a warm night of stargazing and astrophotography, the Saturday morning of October 5, the unofficial start of the Okie-Tex Star Party, greeted me with clouds. I went over to The Blue Bonnett for breakfast. It was filled with what seemed to be ranchers. Older men. T...

January 29, 2019

Sony A7R III: 1.0 sec at f/5.6. ISO 2500 (400mm focal length). 12:22 AM.

"As for the other Matthias who had stirred up the sedition, he (Herod) had him burned alive along with some of his companions. And on that same night there was an eclipse of the Moon. But Herod's i...

January 16, 2019

The Okie-Tex Start Party (http://www.okie-tex.com/) promises some of the "darkest skies in the Southwest." And according the dark site website there is not much of any light pollution in the Oklahoma panhandle that could wash out your view. But, exogenous sources of li...

September 10, 2018

We are starving. Every day. We are starving for connections.  Connections with people and places.  Ever since we left the comforting protection of caves and wandered out into the steppe, built tents with leaves and sticks and gazed at the night sky, we wondered if the...

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Stargazing in the Atacama Desert.

January 14, 2018

The geology of the Valle de Mars in the Atacama desert and why it resembles Mars.

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