|The most adorable thing I've ever seen.|
Welcome to Superoceras, a blog about science and natural history, slightly biased towards paleontology and zoology, but inclusive of all sciences. Started in October of 2009, my goal is to communicate scientific knowledge (and the occasional piece of nonsense) in an informative and entertaining manner. Feel free to contact me with questions, comments, concerns, or criticism at superoceras(at)gmail(dot)com, and follow me on Twitter @Superoceras for all that and more in 140 characters or less!
Monday, January 21, 2013
Monday, January 07, 2013
Today was like most Mondays. I got up, got ready for work, sat at my desk, and took care of business. But as I responded to e-mails, took calls, and finished a few projects, I realized that in three weeks, I'll be back in classes. I'll have a lot less time on my hands to spend away from course readings, writing papers, and the day to day affairs of a home owning nine-to-fiver. Right now, I have time, and I'd better start to take advantage of it.
So on my lunch break, I grabbed a sheet of "second life" paper, a number 2 pencil, and I drew. Nothing fancy; just a 30 minute sketch of a stegosaur. And it was amazing. Not the sketch itself. It looked like one of the lumbering beasts from the books I read as a child. But the act, just going for it without researching, referencing, or even really thinking about it, was something I hadn't done in a long time. Too long. It was absolutely freeing, and exactly what I needed to get myself out of the creative slump I've been in for... well, a while.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
"For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America." Benjamin Franklin, 1784
|An Eastern wild turkey hen, photographed at Stones River National Battlefield in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.|