This Is the End

Taking one for the team to the max, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft deliberately crash landed on the surface of Saturn on 15 September 2017, after nearly twenty years in space. For the past seven, it had been preoccupied with observing and stealthily photographing the ringed gas giant planet. This pre-destined suicide mission served to give us…

In the Pink

Just with the phrase “antique porcelain” I can probably chase away a fair deal of would-be readers. But tarry a moment or two longer and allow me to very briefly explain how those fragile old plates with slick, finely fracturing coats of glaze, fired centuries ago, still bear witness to geographic and scientific exploration, imperial strength…