Excursion to Moab

My day job recently took me to Denver, Colorado, for a workshop and conference. When I first found out about it, I got a map and started looking at reasonable weekend excursions. I found that Moab, Utah was about six hours away. In eastern miles, that’s quite far, about the length of time it takes…

Dark Sky

Lexicographer Grant Barrett published a list of words that entered into common usage in 2011 that he thinks will be with us for a while. One of them was this: DARK SKY┬áDesignates a place free of nighttime light pollution. For example, the island of Sark in the English Channel is a dark-sky island. This is…