Category Science Theatre

Sharing the Sky (June 2016)

Sharing the Sky (June 2016) One light to govern day. Another light to govern night. Tonight they salute each other across the dance floor of the earth. The sun making his grand solstice departure just as a strawberry moon arrives in her full-faced round beauty. For a few moments balance stretches from one horizon to […]

Science Fair meets Lenten Practice

This week I performed Emma Darwin for a science fair at Marshall Middle School in Olympia. It was totally impressive! 8th graders designing experiments and reporting the results on three narrow display panels. Among the many delicious investigations,  a young man tested the old wives’ tale that coffee grounds were a good fertilizer. He compared […]

Enticements, Frames, & Melancholy Danes

It’s my new game: telling friends about Hamlet,  Seattle Shakespeare Company‘s next play, and experimenting to see what brightens their eyes: If you think you ever want to see Hamlet in your lifetime, catch this one. Do you know about our $10 rush ticket club? Best deal in town. It’s a great night out.  Dress up. […]

Emma Speaks!

Originally Posted Sunday, May 10, 2009  After two years, dozens of books, one trip to Down, England, and hours of imagining, Emma Darwin’s Helpful Suggestions for Surviving Life with a Scientist has been birthed. It’s a thirty minute visit with Charles’ wife, as she dishes up tales of rumpus rooms, worm research, and life lived […]

Count Your Blessings & Watch Your Worms

Originally posted April 1, 2008 Lately I’ve been reading the writings of the Darwins: the bearded ferocity of Charles and his lesser-know wife, Emma. We apply his name to to any sharp competition (the most obvious being Athletic Darwinism — a silly phrase), but when it came to his domestic habitat, CD was a pussycat, […]