Hi, my name is Brad and I’m an astroholic.
About the blog.
Skywise Unlimited is a lighthearted blog about cosmology and maybe some other stuff. I like to try to understand and appreciate the traditional frameworks that humans use to model the architecture of the Universe. I especially tend to emphasize the short narratives of the supernatural sort because I find that sort of thing so much more interesting than long-winded dogma. Don’t you just hate long-winded dogma? And besides, the narratives are where we so often find reflections of the morality of the designers of a given cosmology.
Besides my non-god-fearing secular viewpoints, expect some occasional prose, editorial digressions, overuse of commas, and frequent cynical irreverence.
A portion of this production is my candid chapter by chapter review of the Holy Bible. I’ve included references from the King James version so you can play along at home.
Dissenting opinions are welcome with one notable exception. Fuck racism.
About my passion.
I am fascinated by tribal cosmologies and by archeoastronomy in general. Being part Choctaw Indian, I’ve long had a special interest in preserving American Indian and other aboriginal starlore.
About my upbringing.
I was raised by fire-breathing Baptists, the kind that pound their fists on the pulpit and scream and sweat and spray massive bits of spit when they preach. My father was a Baptist minister and my mother was a minister’s wife. My grandfather was likewise a hell and damnation preacher. I was raised and prepped to follow in the pastoral profession. That didn’t happen. After much soul searching, I didn’t find one. In fact at an early age I decided that the entire concept of a soul is poorly defined.
More about Brad’s apostasy: I once was a Baptist.
About my real life.
I am an astronomer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, with an emphasis in Astronomy and Math, and a Master’s Degree in Science Education. I currently teach college astronomy courses and I design planetarium presentations. Opinions expressed here are entirely my own and are not necessarily blah blah blah.