Birthdaybunga!

Today my wonderful, intelligent, charming, witty and handsome but not-yet-a-volcano-nerd spouse is celebrating his 59th birthday, and though he rarely if ever asks me for anything and is declining this year to allow me even to build him a cake, he actually came to me with an almost unsolicited request…and it had to do with…

New timelapse volcano videos…a two-fer!

First, a little bit about how I make these videos. I actually first got inspired to make these myself after seeing a few made by YouTube user MashedUniverse’s videos of the Barðarbunga/Nornahraun eruption. I had made short musical video vignettes in the past, and was itching to try the same with the Mila live webcam…

New Nornahraun timelapse video uploaded

Far be it from me to pass up a rare view of lava, though I wish I had begun a little sooner. The new northeast breakout was quite stunning just before I began recording.  In this video we get a visit from Sirius and (what I am fairly sure is) Rigel as well as a…

Volcano poetry

Yes, you read that right…volcano poetry..that is to say poems about volcanoes, not poems composed by volcanoes….although I would pay good money to see Vesuvius show up at Cafe Pretentious for open-mic poetry night wearing a beret and dark glasses and erupting a little spoken-word…but…..that musing is for another day. Volcanoes have inspired writers from…

Shameless plug for my YouTube channel

If you, like me, like all things volcano-related, then you may also enjoy my YouTube channel. In addition to a huge and growing collection of other users’ volcano-related content organized into playlists, I have a few original uploads of time-lapse recordings of the eruption set to music. ….like the one below. Also, I’m always on…