The Rough Bark

Gum tree stringy ironbark

"Pete is useless to us. We have to be caring for him and he is becoming a burden. Why don't you send him home? You have the power to do it." "I am not going to send Pete home because there is no home. It's total collapse. Don't you remember?" "You're right. Sorry. I'll see … Continue reading The Rough Bark


The Carbon Atom

Robin sitting on stump in Australian bush

Carbon remembers the days when it floated carelessly through the air. It sure beats being blasted through space after a star explosion. After millions of years existing with its kin - a whole bunch of other carbon atoms - one day it paired up with Oxygen. She was a young beauty, and it was a … Continue reading The Carbon Atom