Everyone always spoke to us as if we
were a couple, and this night, the head
of the mammal excavation unit taught
us how to clean bones. We liked to learn
together. Several afternoons a week, we
would hike to Griffith Observatory and
set off on a mission: acquire a fact and
report back. This is how the moon wanes.
This is where gamma rays fall on the
electromagnetic spectrum. This is what
rubidium looks like in its liquid form.
This is when the Tesla coil was invented.
This is how long we have before we’re
swallowed by the sun.

Chris Daley @escapegrace teaches writing and sometimes even writes. She is co-director of @WritingLA and co-founder of @WordCraftLA

Friday January 8, 2016