Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Science! Driving from Sacramento to Yuba City this morning, away from the sun and towards the anti-solar point, I passed through several dust clouds kicked up harvesters bouncing through drought-stricken fields on a windy day. In the dust, I could see an optical display known as heiligenschein. I don't think I've seen heiligenschein since 2010! I excitedly relayed this news to my class. I was pleased. They were mute. I can be such an insufferable ass when I try. Next time, I should say I saw something else. Ghosts, maybe, or Jeezuz on a tortilla, or whatever else might undermine their confidence.