Chicagoland Oppos

We are staying in Chitown for four nights and doing all the downtown Chicago stuff (Science and Industry, Shedd, Field, maybe Adler, Navy Pier, Art Institute, etc). Any suggestions on where to stay? My wife has been looking at hotels downtown, but they are all $$$. I’m not opposed to staying farther out and parking…

Clouds of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops. The spacecraft was over 65.9 degrees south latitude, with a lovely view of the south polar region of the…


Kansas Oppos:

As part of our epic driving vacation this year, my father suggested that we swing through the Flint Hills to see the last remaining swath of tallgrass prairie. We’d be coming from Hannibal, MO, and after an earlier stop in St. Louis to see some of the Lewis & Clark stuff, seeing pristine prairie might be interesting.…

Flag Day

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution which stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”