big day ahead, but someone’s giving me the stink eye and refusing to get out of bed

big day ahead, but someone’s giving me the stink eye and refusing to get out of bed

Maybe we’re on Mars because of the magnificent science that can be done there. Maybe we’re on Mars because we have to be, because there’s a deep nomadic impulse built into us by the evolutionary process — we come, after all, from hunter-gatherers, and for 99.9% of our tenure on Earth we’ve been wanderers. And the next place to wander to is Mars. But whatever the reason you’re on Mars is, I’m glad you’re there. And I wish I was with you.
- Carl Sagan’s message to future Mars explorers (recorded shortly before his death in 1996)
Marijuana decriminalization arrives at midnight in DC.  From now on, the fine for possession of pot (under an ounce) is just $25.  That’s a parking ticket! The fine for littering is three times that.  I’ll be live with everything you need to know about the new law tonight at 11PM on WUSA9.

Marijuana decriminalization arrives at midnight in DC.  From now on, the fine for possession of pot (under an ounce) is just $25.  That’s a parking ticket! The fine for littering is three times that.  I’ll be live with everything you need to know about the new law tonight at 11PM on WUSA9.

From CBS to ABC… working a double.  Overnight.  #BreakfastOfChampions

From CBS to ABC… working a double.  Overnight.  #BreakfastOfChampions

Stranded in the rain shooting a story for WUSA9’s 11PM newscast.  Our intern is clearly getting a taste for the glamorous life of a TV news reporter.  

Stranded in the rain shooting a story for WUSA9’s 11PM newscast.  Our intern is clearly getting a taste for the glamorous life of a TV news reporter.  

Volunteer firefighters battling a two-alarm fire at John Hanson Middle School in Waldorf.  Story at 11 on WUSA9.  

Volunteer firefighters battling a two-alarm fire at John Hanson Middle School in Waldorf.  Story at 11 on WUSA9.  

Fourth of July in Vail
#staceyandericvailwedding 

Fourth of July in Vail

#staceyandericvailwedding 

From building (and flying) your own gyrocopter to walking in space, thank you Dad for always teaching me to dream big or go home.  Happy Father’s Day!

From building (and flying) your own gyrocopter to walking in space, thank you Dad for always teaching me to dream big or go home.  Happy Father’s Day!

Grocery shopping for Tang.  Just one of the brilliant images captured by photographer Tim Dodd as part of his new series: “A Day in the Life of an Everyday Astronaut.”  

Grocery shopping for Tang.  Just one of the brilliant images captured by photographer Tim Dodd as part of his new series: “A Day in the Life of an Everyday Astronaut.”  

After nearly nine years of war and 4,400+ U.S. troops killed, President Obama is once again weighing military action in Iraq. My report on ABC’s World News Now…

My dream “get” has long been Elon Musk, and somehow I just got him (along with a few other reporters) at the SpaceX “Dragon in DC” event at the Newseum. What?!?!  Interview at 11 on WUSA9.

#tbt to last Thursday in #Aruba

#tbt to last Thursday in #Aruba

Filming on the National Mall on a beautiful day. Never gets old. 

Filming on the National Mall on a beautiful day. Never gets old. 

I’ve created a monster
#pillowhog #mydogthinkssheishuman

I’ve created a monster

#pillowhog #mydogthinkssheishuman

Having one of those days where I need perspective. Need to be reminded of how small we are, how insignificant our problems.  And then I found this…

Our whole world - live - and in HD from the International Space Station. Right now, 16 million earthlings seem equally transfixed.