Have you ever seen a volcano up close?
Oh my goodness. We did today. That was so incredible. And there was like little bits of steam. Which really surprised me. And, honestly, scared me at first but the guy who was our guide said that it wasn't about to explode. (Thankfully. Otherwise, I would have been the crazy Black woman running screaming from the volcano! :D)
I took so many pictures. It was just so amazing to me.
And it reminded me of my problem with science in school. I loved my science teachers -- if they were science teachers. As opposed to coaches who grabbed science classes. My real science teachers loved science and could talk about this or that thing in nature and make it come alive and be interesting. That's a gift (one I don't have). But I hated the books. They were so cut and dry and I wish they had had more illustrations and pictures. And when I was taking my pictures today, I was thinking of them as though I was seeing them in an 8th grade science book or something. I had to remind myself to stop looking through the camera and use my own eyes to absorb what we were right by.
On the first hour of today's Diane Rehm Show (NPR), the guests were Lawrence Mishel, Tim Fernholz and James Sherk (discussing the 'manly' topic of the economy). Then it was time for A&E with the topic of hoarding and the guests were Darnita Payden, Elspeth Bell and Randy Frost.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"