Snakes alive!

I love snakes. What is not to like about a reptile that decided it didn't need legs? The best snake of all in my area is the rattlesnake. Why? Because so many people irrationally hate or fear them. There is this huge mythology built up about rattlers. They don't chase you. The don't lie in…Read more Snakes alive!

Fishbowl – Cedar Creek Loop

The Sespe Wilderness Area is vast. Within it are enough trails to keep an active hiker busy for years - or for someone like me, for a lifetime. A few of the trails are more active. The "biggie" is the Middle Sespe River Trail which connects to the Sespe River Trail. It follows the Sespe…Read more Fishbowl – Cedar Creek Loop

All is not what it appears to be.

I recently got a blurb in the e-mail exhorting me to contribute to an environmentalist group claiming that the forest service is caving to the demand of Big Lumber to allow logging in the Los Padres National Forest. They link to this article: As Trump tweets about California fires, his administration wants to expand logging…Read more All is not what it appears to be.

Filmi Fridays #2: Vampire Hunter D (1985) – The Quintessential Classic Horror Anime Film — BiblioNyan

Vampire Hunter D (吸血鬼ハンターD) is an anime film that originally released in 1985 and is an adaptation of the light novel series by Hideyuki Kikuchi, with illustrations from the esteemed Yoshitaka Amano. Epic/Sony Records, Movic, CBS Sony Group, and Asahi Production produced the film, while Toyoo Ashida directed. This is a cyberpunk, supernatural, horror franchise […]…Read more Filmi Fridays #2: Vampire Hunter D (1985) – The Quintessential Classic Horror Anime Film — BiblioNyan

The wonders of weather — Phil Ebersole’s Blog

1. Brinicle Brinicles are the underwater equivalent of icicles. They form beneath ice when a flow of saline water is introduced to ocean water. 2. Volcanic Lightning Volcanic plumes produce immense amounts of electrical charge and static. In rare cases, this can spark a violent lightning storm. 3. Sprites, Elves and Blue Jets These colorful […]…Read more The wonders of weather — Phil Ebersole’s Blog


Gerrymandering is the practice of drawing up districts to favor one group over another. It could be a race, an ethnicity, a geographic area, or a political party. How would one go about determining if a state's districts were Gerrymandered? The term was derived from a politician named Gerry who drew a district that looked…Read more Gerrymandering

Wabi-sabi – Celebration of Imperfection

Nothing in nature is perfect. Even the finest of things have flaws and most things have many flaws. If you would live in a world full of imperfection and still see beauty, you must understand the beauty in the flaws The world wants to celebrate perfection. The perfect body, the perfect face, the perfect performance…Read more Wabi-sabi – Celebration of Imperfection