sɛpˈtɛntrɪənˌeɪt septentrionate: to tend, or point, to the north This word septentrion and its derivatives are hardly anglicized; they are harsh, unnecessary and little used, and may well be suffered to pass into disuse. Noah Webster, American Dictionary Of The English Language (1828) The Septentrion is pictured above—the seven stars that make up the asterism … Continue reading Septentrionate
I’d love to feel pure, happy and lighter. Okay, I’m not sure what that would feel like, but it sounds better than I usually feel. Who wouldn’t want to feel like that? Given the warm and friendly vibe on the Goop website—it was, after all, to quote the website, “created to celebrate all life’s positives”—I … Continue reading Timothy Caulfield: Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything?
It’s been a while since I made any progress on this kit. Last time, I described building the Spacecraft/Lunar Module Adapter and Instrument Unit assembly. Moving down the launch vehicle, this time I’m building the S-IVB stage, which was the third stage of the Saturn V—the “small” one that pushed the Apollo stack into Earth orbit … Continue reading Revell 1/96 Saturn V: S-IVB Stage
Tinkletop Hill (NO 260304, 184m) Gallows Knowe (NO 272311, 162m) Rossie Hill (NO 277310, 173m) Kirkton Hill (NO 260318, 253m) Forehill (NO 243320, 250m) 16 kilometres 520 metres of ascent Well, a look at the map suggests that “circuit” isn’t quite the right word, but I’m hard pressed to come up with anything better. This … Continue reading Braes Of The Carse: Abernyte Circuit