making stars (feat. ic 5146: the cocoon nebula)

when molecular clouds – large clumps of gas and dust within galaxies – become unable to support their own weight...

make your own color magnitude diagram

Luritja aboriginal astronomers have a classification system for by-eye observation of stars: Tjilkera (white) stars, Tataka Tjilkera (red/white), Tataka (red)...

can “science” be decolonized? and what really is “science”?

Context, and then some of my thoughts on astronomy Mauna Kea, the tallest of five volcanoes comprising the big island...

my horrifying, existentialist roleplaying experience with AIDungeon2

my horrifying, existentialist roleplaying experience with AIDungeon2

Many have reported goofy, serene, or intense adventures. I experienced the neurasthenia of a peasant in a kafkaesque spiral. Your results may vary.

inclusive astronomy 2: postmortem

The inclusive astronomy conference was originally held in 2015, at a time when tensions were boiling over in the field....

a stressful series of requests to shadowy money brokers

a stressful series of requests to shadowy money brokers

these past two weeks my midterm studying and test taking and essay writing have been interspersed with fairly frantic applications,...

You Are Petting a Cat (game)

This game sprung from my passion for petting cats and playing tabletop roleplaying games. I think the 2nd person perspective...

book corner: august 2019

book corner: august 2019

This month wasn’t nearly as literate as I had hoped. With no schedule I fell into a pretty sticky miasma...

The Paywall & Open Access

In your research, whether you’re an art historian or a astrophysicist, you’ve likely run up against a paywall. Berated with...

writing from home

august in the pacific northwest is probably the best summer weather there is: sunny weeks of dry heat and soft...