Schrödinger’s Cat, a sonnet

Should quantum physics e’er be standardized,
when taken in a thought experiment,
its terms of meaning judged and analyzed,
absurdity prevails, not merriment.

A cat both dead and living cannot be.
That was the point old Erwin tried to make.
To measure is to interfere, you see,
some photon must be thrown to cause a quake.

Awareness cannot of itself crash waves;
By heat and light, the box became a grave.

St. Mary Lake in Glacier, Montana

A view of St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park, Montana. St. Mary Lake parks the transition from the great plains to the Rocky Mountains, in an abrupt 5,000-foot (1,500 m) altitude change. Little Chief Mountain rises above the west end of the lake. Now available for purchase.

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Externsteine: a reflection

It is midsummer, and dozens of people have come to this place, known as Externsteine, to celebrate the longest day of the year. Situated in the northern forests of Germany, Externsteine is a remarkable landmark which draws many visitors year-round. It is a unique location with unusual features—qualities which make Externsteine a beautiful and spiritual place to visit any time of year. Traveling to Externsteine can be a renewing, relaxing, and empowering experience, especially for busy urbanites that might need to get away.

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Photograph prints: “begotten, shall rest”

A portrait of the mysteries of birth and death by Joseph Thiebes entitled “begotten, shall rest” is now available in several sizes, formats, and substrates including metal, wood, framed prints, and greeting cards.  Click here to see and acquire this work from 2013.

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Shakshuka recipe

Here’s a recipe for shakshouka based on what I threw together the other day. You can change things up as you like, of course. This is a dish featuring eggs poached in a tomato sauce with peppers, onions, and spices. This recipe originated in Tunisia. Serve it for any meal of the day!
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