Archive for February, 2006

Ultimate Parachuting

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Today’s Wall Street Journal had an article about Michael Fournier, who has the aspiration of parachuting to earth from the edge of outer space, a 25-mile jump. The article contained a lot of interesting details: In 1960, a U.S. Air Force test pilot jumped from a helium baloon at an altitude of 19 miles, which […]

Suggestion for Olympic Speed Skating

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

There appears to have been some controversy over which Olympic speed skaters were willing to skate in the team pursuit event.  The willingness of skaters to participate seemed to relate, in part, to whether the team pursuit races were right before races that skaters would be competing in as individuals.  This seems to be capable […]

Bandy Photography

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Some of my best shots from the recent women’s world bandy championship are now online at the bandy site.  The title of the gallery with my shots is WCS 2006 Highlights by Tom Stuart.

Bandy

Friday, February 17th, 2006

This week the 2006 World Championships of Women’s Bandy were held in Minnesota, featuring the national teams from: Russia Finland Sweden Norway Canada United States I went to many of the games to photograph the action, and the pics that I liked best can be seen here.

Scalia A Lock To Wise Up

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

There is a story in the news today about Vice President Cheney’s having accidentally shot a member of his quail hunting party in Texas. I think this will put an end to those ethically dicey hunting trips featuring Cheney and Scalia. Say what you want about Scalia, he’s no fool. No way is he going […]

Rugby at Eelpout Festival

Friday, February 10th, 2006

Every year Walker, Minnesota (which is on Leech Lake) has their Eelpout Festival, a winter celebration. The array of typical winter activities has been expanded this year with the addition of a collegiate rugby match – Bemidji State University versus the University of North Dakota. The wrinkle is that the game will be played not […]

Intellectual Activity at Yale

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

This afternoon I was reading a book review in the NY Times. The book was: World as Laboratory -Experiments With Mice, Mazes, and Men by Rebecca Lemov One sentence in the review really caught my attention: “Early in his career he spent two years at Yale rotating pigeons in order to study dizziness.”

Indoor Bike Photography

Thursday, February 9th, 2006

Last night was the Tour de Skyway in St. Paul. Apparently the event organizers first approached Minneapolis with the idea of holding a bike race in their skyways; when that fell flat, they found that St. Paul was quite interested. I went to take some pictures, learning that skyways are not a particularly scenic venue […]

Reason #7

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Typically there are two weeks before the Super Bowl. The reason for this is that, orignally, the game was between the champions of two different leagues (NFL, AFL) who never played each other. Hence, you needed more time to prepare for such an opponent, who played in a league with slightly different rules. The two […]

Taking Pictures

Monday, February 6th, 2006

This weekend I went to take pictures at several events: St. Paul Winter Carnival Running – 5K/Half Marathon St. Paul Winter Carnival Pond Hockey City of Lakes Loppet