Just Another Diver
It begins with this obvious observation: Whales poop. In fact, they poop mightily.
The Whale Poop Hypothesis (via wnycradiolab)

Whale dookie: nature’s iron engine.

Ice Dive 2014

According to my logs, yesterday was the first time I’d been on a dive for two months. That’s sad. But it was a nice appetizer and now I’m ready to hit the mine for some nice long dives. Sadly, my weekend schedule over the next month is completely full - scouting activities, dive shows, and obligations around the house. Life is just crazy sometimes.

The dives were fun, and I was nice and toasty. I got to try my new DiveRite RX10 light. It worked great, and I was more impressed with the soft handle than I thought I would be. I’m looking forward to getting it into a cave where the water is clearer so I can see it work without the backscatter of the lake.

This is the best reason for becoming a scuba instructor: sharing the joy of diving with my kids.

This is the best reason for becoming a scuba instructor: sharing the joy of diving with my kids.

Tree acquired. Commence solstice preparations.  (at Ottman Family Christmas Tree Farm)

Tree acquired. Commence solstice preparations. (at Ottman Family Christmas Tree Farm)

georgetakei:

Nerd humor. http://ift.tt/1jtY0ac
This is going to be an awesome talk. Any history buffs and underwater enthusiasts in the area should make it a point to attend.

This is going to be an awesome talk. Any history buffs and underwater enthusiasts in the area should make it a point to attend.

xsugartownx:

Last night we visited the book fair at Charlie’s elementary school. After perusing the shelves, he chose Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl comic. I balked, feeling compelled to coach him toward a book that I felt was more substantial, less comic-y, more “readerly” … Then I remembered Neil Gaiman’s warning about pushing my reading choices on him, rather than endorsing and encouraging books that he will be thrilled to go home and devour.

So I paused, and then said, “Neil Gaiman says you can get the book you’re excited to read.” And I was excited that he chose a book about a spacegirl, and Charlie agreed to read aloud to me from it, and we went home happy, and I am so looking forward to reading Zita this weekend.

Words to remember from Neil Gaiman.