There is a total solar eclipse today. Where I live, in Blacksburg, Virginia, we are expected to see a 91% coverage of the sun. This is probably the best chance I'll ever have in my lifetime to see an eclipse of this magnitude. It's kind of exciting. In the weeks leading up to this cosmic … Continue reading Is the Moon Eating the Sun?
Disclaimer: I'm going to say some things here that will likely make me sound heartless and cruel. Please know that is not my intent. I welcome constructive comments and criticism and am willing to dialogue at the end of this post. I recently saw a report on the CBS Evening News about a New Jersey … Continue reading Cyberbullying and Suicide
Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel like nothing you do is right? I'm not necessarily talking about the days where you actually don't do anything right. I'm just talking about the ones that seem that way. Do you know what I'm talking about? Maybe it's just me. I hope … Continue reading Irrational
I'll not cheapen these with heavy handed words...
I've been led to believe that international flights are basically a crap shoot. I should probably count myself lucky that we not only got to Istanbul but made it back home without any serious incidents. Wait, I think that makes it sound like we were a group with "international incident" written all over us. We … Continue reading Traveling to and from Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Kids, there was a lot to see during the week our team spent in Istanbul. Of course, we didn't get a chance to see everything there was to see, but we did see and do a lot. And there's enough to possibly convince me to come back some day. No promises, but we'll see. On … Continue reading Turkish Delights
Kids, I experienced a lot in the short week that I was in Istanbul. And I'm pretty sure I won't be able to fit everything into one blog post. If I were to try, the post would get wordy and eventually stray into senseless rambling that just goes on for decades until you click away … Continue reading Compartmentalizing Istanbul (Not Constantinople)