Friday, March 31, 2006


OK, here I am in Cappadocia. My spouse, daughter and grandchildren are off to see Whirling Dervishes or some such thing. I was happy enough with the astonishing geology, underground cities, early Christian sites, etc. Gotta talk our mutual friend (my son) Tom into coming back here with me for a walking trip. Turks friendly. Food and drink excellent. Scenery astonishing. I have the contacts worked out. There can't be any other place in the world with more bizarre geography.

The eclipse. The brightest, sunniest day of the trip. The gods of eclipses were benevolent. I bet my granddaughter 20 lira that she'd say "Oh my God!" at totality. I won. It really is an astonishing thing. No photograph or description can describe it.

This may be my last post till Monday. Tom will post a Musing on Sunday. I wish you all could have been there when the Sun went dark.

Now I will see if the Noosphere will let me send this to you.