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The Surprising Origins Of Popular Halloween Traditions
October 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

  The ghosts of all things past parade, Emerging from the mist and shade That hid them from our gaze, And, full of song and ringing mirth, In one glad moment of rebirth, And again they walk the ways of earth As in the ancient days. – Hallowe’en John Kendrick Bangs   I remember the […]

Back to the Future With Do It Yourself Photography
August 29, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

  We are a culture obsessed with photography. We are constantly documenting the ins-and-outs of our day-to-day lives with the help of our ever present Smartphones.  What once was an expensive and technical undertaking, practiced almost exclusively by professionals, is now accessible to all people … anytime, anywhere. As such, a good portion of the […]

Tinder and the Plague Doctor: A Case for Swiping Right
April 20, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Imagine you’re on Tinder, maybe wasting time or maybe looking for love, when the plague doctor pops up on your feed! You’d probably be tempted to swipe left as quickly as possible. Well hang on there…not so fast! Even though he looks like the stuff of nightmares, he’s really quite amazing. He may be complicated, […]

A Trilobite Changed My Life
February 1, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

    A trilobite changed my life. I know what you’re thinking, “Say what? That’s just crazy!”  No, it’s true. Please let me explain. I’ve worked at the Houston Museum of Natural Science for close to half my life. Truth be told, the Museum has been a part of my life even longer than that, […]



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