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3D printing at the Library

The Tehachapi Library has two new 3D printers. These were donated by the Greater Tehachapi Economic...

 

Journey to Griffith Park

Last fall we tried to go to Griffith Park to see the observatory. Emphasis on the "tried" part. The...

 

MarsFest 2018

I'm planning to visit Mars the weekend of Feb. 23 to 25. Well, at least a reasonable facsimile. You...

 

Eclipse 2017

Once again the path of the moon is going to match up well with the position of the sun in the sky....

 

Chapbook prize

Back in 2015 I prepared a chapbook, drifter, which is still available on Amazon (or from me). What i...

 

Science marches

On April 22, Earth Day, there are going to be people marching for science around the country and...

 

Brave new world

There has been a lot in the media about the planetary system found recently around the star TRAPPIST...

 

Who to be?

I am dealing with a change in my life. My home office is moving. I’m going to be changing from a...

 

Ohm's Allegory

In science, a “law” is a lesser concept than a “theory”. Theories include an explanation of...

 

Regression to the mean

Seems like a wet year. Maybe it is, I haven’t been able to find a really good site for monthly...

 

By the numbers

It’s another new year. So I guess it’s time to tally up my score for last year. I think I did pr...

 

Sharing a cold

As I write, I’m fighting with some small bug. Just a cold, but one that gives me some sympathy...

 

Retrograde

Every night about nine o’clock, Moonpi (our dog) and I step outside. For him it’s an...

 

HOW STUFF WORKS: Stuff you missed in history class

I’ve been getting exposed to history that I was never taught in school. I’m learning quite a...

 

It's Too Hot

So far 2016 is the warmest year on record, following 2015 which was previously the warmest year on...

 
 By Mark Fisher    Community    July 9, 2016

Good Ideas

I get a lot of ideas some good, some bad. Of course the first place to go after you get an idea is...

 
 By Mark Fisher    Community    May 14, 2016

Time to Celebrate

It’s May and Summer is around the corner. The end of April was very busy for me so I hadn’t...

 

Cal-Earth

Not too long ago we were watching PBS (it happens) and saw a short segment on a group here in...

 

Immersion

I recently saw a program on PBS about an opera that was performed in 2013 at the Los Angeles Union...

 

The jury is out

When you read this I will be coming up on my period of jury duty. It has actually been a couple of y...

 

Urban coyote

Now, “urban coyote” is not some re-imagined movie starring John Travolta. Urban coyotes are in...

 
 By Mark Fisher    Community    July 4, 2015

Leap second

On June 30th we had a leap second added to the year. A leap second? That’s right, a second....

 
 By Mark Fisher    Community    June 20, 2015

Fortune cookie

A couple weeks ago I was having Chinese food down in Bakersfield and opened up my fortune cookie....

 
 By Mark Fisher    Community    June 6, 2015

Animals on wheels

Just the other day I was flipping channels since I couldn’t find anything on and stumbled across...

 
 By Mark Fisher    Community    May 23, 2015

National donut day

It is said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I’m sure we can all think of...

 

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