Friday evening we stepped out to take in the foggy full-moon. I'm not one for
superstition but the previous full moon claimed SOPHIE, this one was to claim
its own victim, albeit mechanical. Unsuspecting, we spent a good half-hour
watching the local cats play tag in the moonlight.
I woke up today in Carlsbad, NM. I was to drive west through the Lincoln
national forest and across the Sacramento mountains. I began the day late since
I was waiting for my Airbnb's dryer to finish its task.
So I headed out to La Patrona to grab a breakfast …
Cumberland is a neat town. It's industrial like Pittsburgh but also has a
colonial feel. There are churches everywhere, and in between them you'll find
truck depots, train tracks, canals, earth haulers, and other elements of
The city is split by a canal. Alongside it runs a walking path …
Let us begin with a simplified version of the Mayan writing system. That is, we
will encode English phonetically with the glyphs that represent sounds in Maya.
We won’t have all the sounds, but oh-well!
Use the included syllabary to construct words from the associated sounds.
Syllables in Maya …
To stave off the miserable Pittsburgh winter I started collecting plants and
One strategy I used was to start a small Hydroponic garden of lettuce. I
followed the guide on Hydroponics Indoors almost exactly. I found the
website very helpful, and when I emailed the owner a clarifying question …