Author Archives: Gem

About Gem

Writer, photographer, editor, wife, friend, sister, dog mother.

Pokey Little Puppy

Here’s my pokey little puppy, Sparkles, adopted New Year’s Eve 2016. She’s not a puppy, but she looks and acts like one. I hate to use the term “pokey” in her case, because she can still zip around, but she … Continue reading

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Levitating Thimble

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Hakai Magazine: Living in a Bubble

I couldn’t resist (you know my penchant for bubbles). “Five organisms find home in sea foam,” by Chris Drudge. I also like the way their post cares about your time — listing the number of words and about how long … Continue reading

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This Time Last Year

Just about this time last year I created a video about my hike to/by/near Lake Isabelle in Colorado. Beautiful. Enjoy this video replay.

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Oil and Water Make Art

The header for this blog is a closeup of Diet Coke bubbles. Nothing like having a digital camera handy when you’re bored feeling creative and curious. Now here’s something even neater: Have a look this work by Linda Biba via Bored Panda.

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More Bubbles

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A Fatal Attack of the Bubbles

So begins a 5 May 2016 Science News article by Susan Milius highlighting a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) article by Timothy J. Brodribb and colleagues titled, “Revealing catastrophic failure of leaf networks under stress.” The PNAS article’s summary … Continue reading

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