The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Recently I shared this on my Facebook page because it delighted me. I love that someone is standing up for girls. I love that I’m not the only one in this world who wants girls to love science and dream just as big as their male counterparts. This small act just made me so happy. …

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The other day I went to see the movie Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, in IMAX 3D. To say that this was not the movie experience of my childhood is putting it mildly. Back then, you went to a shabby little two screen theater, the kind with sticky floors, gum under the seats, …

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NASA released a video of a hole in the sun so massive it’s the equivalent of 50 planet earths across, and takes up about a quarter of the sun’s surface. It’s this big black mass, and it makes your basic sun spot look like a walk in the park. You can see the video here. …

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