Then a flash of sun on a waiting hill,
Streams laugh that erst were quiet,
The sky smiles down with a dazzling blue
And the woods run mad with riot.
–Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)
Mars at Opposition 2018 | The Red Planet’s Close Approach We’re about to see one of the truly great sky events of 2018. First, Mars’ best opposition in 15 years happens July 26–27. Second, Mars comes closest to Earth on July 30–31. And finding it requires no sky knowledge. It’s extremely bright and very red!
5 Accidental Tools for the Garden and Kitchen I love things that meet a need so specific that they get a job done when nothing else could. In the push-and-pull of the moment, I’ve discovered many such tools, mostly ad hoc, accidentally or serendipitously, mostly to use in the garden. Below are five in no particular order.
How to Sleep Better and Stop Snoring If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you might benefit from these natural sleep aids, which might help you sleep better.