I’m finishing up the book “American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America,” and without exaggeration it has been an eye opening book. Dividing the country by the origin of the founding stock in each geographical area explains many things that weren’t previously understandable. Now granted, the writer is firmly in the lefty camp but information is still information. I should start writing something early next week.
I’m starting to post a bunch of butterfly shots I took a week ago at a conservatory. That should break up the winter monotony of white snow.
I haven’t been very inspired by the political news lately. Everything seems to be about the 2020 election. Seems a little early for everything to grind to a halt. I’m sure something will break soon. Mueller for instance. But I did find myself thinking about who the actual Dem candidate would be. For all the talk about women of color, I think the candidate will be either Creepy Uncle Joe or Bernie Sanders. But without a doubt the VP will be Kamala Harris. She’s the female Obama and needs the grooming for her own run in the future.
Either way it should be an hilarious campaign. The debates should be the stuff of legend, a veritable blooper reel of comic goodness.
It’s been insanely busy at work so things have had to slow down on the site.
post script: First tests using the Orion 10010 Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G Computerized GoTo Telescope Mount with my Sony A7 III and the 90mm f\2.8 macro lens were very promising. With only the minimum of calibrating the polar axis 30 second shots were completely usable. But I can tell the post processing stuff will be an enormous learning curve. This will be a very long story. I’ll revisit this in late spring.