Why tornado clouds are green

Something I learned today:

Thunderstorms, which can be the home of tornadoes, usually happen later in the day, when the sun is approaching the horizon. That creates a reddish tinge in the sky, as any fan of sunsets knows. But light under a 12-mile-high thundercloud is primarily blue, due to scattering by water droplets within the cloud. When blue objects are illuminated with red light, Bachmeier says, they appear green.

Now you know.

Getting it together with TaskPaper and AppleScript

After all these years, I think I’m finally satisfied with a system for keeping track of my tasks. Here’s what I’m doing.
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Dr. Rockefeller

Richard Rockefeller was killed in a plane crash yesterday morning. He was my pediatrician all through my childhood and one of the kindest people I’ve ever met.

My mother tells me he first examined me when I was about one hour old. Apparently he told her then, “Cheryl, you are going to have the trials and joys of a child who is extremely alert to this world.”

I haven’t seen Dr. Rockefeller for years. Lincoln Center was founded by his uncle John. I wish I had had the chance to tell him I worked here.

Two slick new redesigns we just launched

Our crackerjack in-house team – Mark Ho-Kane, Becky Soll, and Mabel Chung – are really on a roll. We just launched new websites for Mostly Mozart and Midsummer Night Swing.

As usual, I can’t stop looking at the before and after. Compare the new sites to the the old Mozart and Swing ones.

A new AmericanSongbook.org

We launched a new AmericanSongbook.org this week. It’s the first site built entirely in house at Lincoln Center, made possible by our new crackerjack design-development team of Mark Ho-Kane and Becky Soll.

I particularly enjoy looking at the before and after.