Archive for October, 2011

The 2011 Kobe Biennale runs through November 23rd, so now seems as good a time as any to drop a post about the 2009 Kobe Biennale, which I attended with my friend Ikko.  I love the Biennale (I also attended the 2007 model), which is full of playful and intelligent artwork, beautiful and interesting displays […]


1) The tides on Swan’s Island, like the famous tides of the Bay of Fundy, can be characterized by the great extremes between high and low tide.  In addition to this, however, there are also tidal extremes where the high tide is especially high and the low tide rides out lower than low.  The other […]


It’s been a very wet summer in Maine, and consequently mushrooms have been popping up everywhere.  This has resulted in an outbreak of poisonings (174 cases so far) as foragers mistakenly pick non-edible mushrooms, bring them home, and then get sick off of them.  In a recent news story, a woman from the poison control […]