Tag Archives: Arizona
Phoenicians woke up this morning, relieved that their Ark-building days are over. Yes, the big smiling orb returned to the azure skies over the Sonoran desert, bringing relief to all two and four-legged creatures.
Yes, Phoenicians, the end is here. Three consecutive days of aqueous stuff falling from a gray, cotton-like sky, and now the air feels soggy with what some guy on TV calls humidity. This could be the end of time as … Continue reading
There is literally nothing mysterious about the home built in the 1930’s on the north side of South Mountain in Phoenix. It’s more of a curiosity than a castle. It’s the result of a man’s ingenuity at pulling together items … Continue reading
Four men and four women from the counterculture ecovillage of Synergia Ranch, in New Mexico, entered Biosphere 2 on September 26, 1991 as intimate friends with a shared interest in developing self sufficient space colonies. However, the combined enthusiasm of … Continue reading
The interior of Biosphere 2, landscaped with five different ecosystems, epitomized a dream vacation rather than a facility to help acclimate future space colonists to the Martian atmosphere. If any one of the eight participants wanted to vacation in a … Continue reading
Construction on Biosphere 2, that would originally support the life of eight participants, commenced in 1987. Since large internal supports were out of the question, architects employed a design of interconnected steel struts and air tight, steel framed, high performance … Continue reading
Remember college life when friends with like interests gathered at the local coffeehouse with their newly acquired knowledge, and bantered about the potential uses for their education? In retrospect, the majority of those perceived achievements were mostly idealistic in nature. … Continue reading