I’m an American astronomer who’s been transported to Australia for five years. This space will contain words about science, but also philosophy, policy, literature, my travels, occasional rants, all the things I find strange and awesome about my new home, etc. They all sort of blend together after a while.

The views expressed in this blog do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Australian National University, though personally, I think they should.


5 Responses to About

  1. cartoonmick says:

    Hi, I just came across your site, welcome to Oz for 5 years, hope you enjoy it.

    I’m a freelance cartoonist specializing in editorial/political, which sometimes steps into other areas such as astronomy.

    Thought you might like this one I did last year when Oz picked up a part contract on the SKA telescope.


    And one on the carbon tax…




  2. fvrishti says:

    Hey Buddy. It was good to see you about a month ago at the Poetry Slam. I am hoping that your ankle heals well enough soon so I can see you back on the floor.

    It would be cool to catch up soon though.

  3. Hey. Can you believe that 20 years ago today was our last day at Penn State? I echo your sentiment that you’re the only room mate I’d ever take back in a heartbeat. Good times, my friend. I hope that one day we’ll be in close enough parts of the world to make a get together somewhat realistic. In the meantime, I hope all is well.

    • Richard says:

      Right on bro! Everything’s great — looks like I’m gonna be in Oz for another couple of years. I’ll post about that at some point soonish. We totally should catch up; you’re somewhere in the northwest, Portland or Seattle right?

      • Yep, I live in Portland … which is generally considered to be Seattle’s younger hippie sister. Do you have my email? I have a gmail account with crimesagainstdivinity as the username. Send me a message we’ll connect. Hell, we may even skype! Just you, me, and the NSA …

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