Balancing Rocks

Balancing rocksRock On, Rock ON! The Balanced Rock Art of Bill Dan:

I know there are rational explanations for this, know that an engineer with a computer and a couple of calibrators could calculate the exact angle and intersection of repose. But that’s beside the point.

This looks cool, but must require a lot of patience.

Update: They have a page about my name, Cairns:

The simplest cairns are often a single stack of rocks intended to mark a path, a territory, or a specific site. The intent is utility and meaning, rather than art. Those who place them are thinking of those who will come after. Those who find and follow them are trusting travelers who went before.

(Thanks, Pender)

Scottish Baby Names

My wife and I are beginning to debate possible baby names now; that is, we’re disagreeing with each other all the time. We’d like to have a Scottish name due to the Cairns Scottish heritage (unlike my first name, Jody, which is Hebrew or something for Are you a boy or girl, and is that with an “i”, “ie”, or “y”?).

Google returns 118,000 1,590,000 hits (updated Nov. 9, 2006) when searching for scottish baby names.

Zena would be neat. How many names begin with a “Z”?

(Steve, Pender, Chris, Phillip, Ryan, Jim, and J-Walk are not being considered.)

Update: We named our son Iain Robert.