Anti-gravity Bicycle

Every now and then you see something  that is worthy of the word "amazing." If you were scared to take the training wheels off your bicycle when you were little then don't watch this. This little video has great photography and simply astounding bicycle tricks. Thanks...

Lunch with Joe Young and encounters with other Joe’s

Yesterday I had lunch Joe Young a retired photojournalist from The Indianapolis News. We agreed to meet at Santorini's, a Greek restaurant in the Fountain Square area just off the southeast corner of Indianapolis, Ind. The lunch almost didn't happen. At 8 a.m., I...

My transplant is doing well

I visited one of the collection of doctors I now have for an annual checkup on my sleep behavior.  As I came in the complex I answered the usual battery of questions about my birthday, address, name, Facebook friends, etc. to ensure the nurse had pulled the correct...

Stars and Stripes Forever and the piccolo obbligato

Whether you start the song by singing "Let martial note in triumph float" or "Be kind to your web-footed friends," the Stars and Stripes Forever is one of the best marches ever written. One swells with patriotism when it is played. Indeed, it is the National March of...

Rubik’s Cube Solution

There is big news in the Rubik's Cube world; scientists have created a computer algorithm that will solve a Rubik's Cube puzzle of any size. In a 3 x 3 x 3 puzzle, there are 43 quintillion possible moves. Cubes of larger dimensions would have so many possible moves...

Seeing

Every now and then I am reminded of how wonderful the gift of sight is. I have enjoyed photography for most of my life and it is hard for me to conceive of life without sight. One of my students was simultaneously taking a photography class from me and another from an...