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Random thoughts.

Catching up on cars

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. -Ferris Bueller An article in the Tulsa World caught my attention this Thanksgiving Day morning. The Putting physics to work headline … Continue reading

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Can we be hopeful in the wake of the storm?

May 3, 2020 “I must confess that I found myself almost hopeless in the wake of the storm.” So wrote Dr. J.C. Taylor, the health officer of Rogers County, Oklahoma, of his feelings after the 1918 flu pandemic. What lessons … Continue reading

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Beautiful glasswork in the service of science

If you have ever pressed a flower in a book or observed a diaphanous jellyfish, you can grasp the difficulty of preserving their fragile beauty for later study. This is the story of a Czech/German glassworker and his son who, … Continue reading

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Down the rabbit hole to find what came before

February 25, 2018 Faithful readers of this blog will know that my largest focus over the years has been on day hikes and related photography. But I also offer healthy if less popular dollops of technology, some home repairs (which are … Continue reading

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Demagogues and dopamine

December 15, 2017 In these trying times, I’m thinking of demagogues and dopamine. Back in my grade school days, we learned about civics and history. We saw how Father Coughlin and Senator Joseph McCarthy earlier in the 20th century had created needless strife … Continue reading

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