The Grouch

Devoted trainspotter admiring passing steam train in NSW Australia

The grumbly man has come to see the steam train just like everybody else. Everybody else is chattering, excited to see the old machine, but the grump is keeping to himself. What would they know about steam locomotives? “Excuse me,” asks a young man with his daughter. “Do you know why everyone’s gathered at the … Continue reading The Grouch


Atmospheric Engineering

Observatory dome during a martian sunset in the future!

The sunset casts a blue hue over the habi-dome. They say that on Earth, the sunsets used to be orange. That’s before the atmosphere was filled with sulphur. Now the sky is yellow all the time. I brought my family here to Mars because at least there’s enough oxygen in the air to stay outside … Continue reading Atmospheric Engineering