Category Archives: physics
September 2, 2017 So, do you miss teaching? That is the question I am asked repeatedly now that I’ve concluded 28 years of teaching physics at Bartlesville High School. I’m still at the school several times each week supporting the … Continue reading
April 18, 2016 Sam Cooke’s old song, “A Change Is Gonna Come” is playing in my head these days. Not merely because of the struggles our nation still has with race, but because of the remarkable progress we have made … Continue reading
December 28, 2012 A dear friend now living in Tulsa, Carrie Fleharty, asked for a day trip out of town with me to cool her cabin fever over Winter Break. She didn’t care if we went hiking or what, just … Continue reading
I did not grasp at first glance the joke in today’s Sunday Bizarro comic in the Tulsa World. Then I realized the driver’s windshield was a giant lens. But there is an optical mistake in the comic, one which we might … Continue reading
Back in mid-1990s my physics teaching colleague Lynne Shaw and I wanted to take our students on a tour of an electrical power plant. But arranging a field trip proved impossible with our budget and time constraints. So we decided … Continue reading
I always loved this clip from PBS of Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman talking about light. If you ever want a fun read about an incredibly clever and mischievous fellow, pick up Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman.