Monthly Archives: June 2013

Mapping Hard Science to Real Life

Throughout my undergraduate education, I dreaded the thought of working as a chemist, but I still found most of the science that I was learning to be fascinating. The fact that it took almost four years and some harsh advice … Continue reading

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Listening to a Slab of Wood

Every now and then, a piece of wood speaks to a woodworker. It tells the woodworker how it needs to be used – what it wants to be. Early last month, I spied this worm-eaten slab in Woodcraft, and it … Continue reading

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If You Can Read You Can Do Anything

That something would happen to remind me of my father near Father’s Day is not a surprise; I’m reminded of him on a regular basis. I was planning to write a different story about him because I wanted to have … Continue reading

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Confusing the Algorithms and Following You

Well over a month ago, this blog was featured on Freshly Pressed. That was an unexpected honor, and has led to many new followers. I am still trying to work my way through the emails I’ve received about those followers … Continue reading

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No Turn On Red Unless You’re Special

A few weeks ago, I was stopped by one of our local policemen for going 47 miles an hour in a 25 mph zone. I seriously want to believe that he meant 37, because I drive on this street regularly and … Continue reading

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