Pork Fried Excursion

Captain James Cook.  Noted Pacific explorer.  Fellow of the Royal Society.  Namesake of a restaurant that serves some of the finest pork fried rice around.  No doubt it is this last accolade that brings his ancestors the most pride.  It is also the quarry that almost left us stranded on a Polynesian island. Whenever we … Continue reading Pork Fried Excursion

Who turned out the lights?

Here at the outpost, we have a keen interest in astronomical events.  We stargaze with our telescope.  We patiently watch meteor showers.  We will make it a point to check out lunar eclipses.  When we learned that a total solar eclipse would be crossing nearby, we made immediate plans to get in its path. In … Continue reading Who turned out the lights?