The Science of the Equator

Science is more fun when you see it in action. Some things I already knew, like that the boiling temperature of water is lower at higher altitudes. And of course I've seen pictures of the wildlife on the Gal├ípagos Islands, but I had to see some it for myself. Currents You are probably familiar with … Continue reading The Science of the Equator

68.29 Weeks in the Mountains: Channeling My Inner Jefferson

A common question teachers ask grade school students to write about is: If you could meet any historical figure, who would it be and why? For me, that answer has always been Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson and I have many things in common: a love of freedom and independence, a demand for┬ápersonal responsibility, a craving … Continue reading 68.29 Weeks in the Mountains: Channeling My Inner Jefferson