Category Archives: Terrific people

The concealed genius of Michael Weber

You’ve never heard of Michael Weber, but he is always the smartest person in the room, and the most remarkable person I’ve ever met. A brief excursion into magic, mind-reading, and an amazing talent who fiercely masks his genius.

Duane Lammers, Bison Walker – best chicken ever

Our friend Katie’s cousin turns out to be one of those truly remarkable people of the west, a man who Walks with Buffalo. We take a trip to the green hills of western South Dakota, then come back for the best-ever chicken you could possibly cook.

Want a new car? Press PRINT! Also, sauteed soft-shell crabs

Jay Rogers of Local Motors breaks all the rules in automobile manufacturing: he’ll be the first in the world to print a car, live, in front of thousands. Plus, nice photos of sauteed soft-shell crabs, which I didn’t like that much as a dish (also a first for this blog!)

Science on (and over) the edge – Three geniuses with guts

A personal tribute to Francis Crick, David Bohm, and John Mack for risking their careers stretching the envelope of science: directed panspermia, the implicate order, and alien encounters.

The Grand ah-WHOOM: the Big Bang, Inflation, and authentic Basque Sauce

We’re surrounded by “the ultimate free lunch” that is our universe – but a lot of it really isn’t free. Some semi-geeky thoughts on the Big Bang, Cosmic Inflation, southeast Colorado, and two delicious-looking Basque recipes.

Bourbon chocolate pecan cookies – a love letter to Cuprum, Idaho

Deliciously addictive gluten-free (or not) chocolate chocolate chip cookies with bourbon, pecans, and coconut, and a memoir about two journeys to one of the smallest and remotest communities in the lower United States: Cuprum, Idaho.