Category Archives: Science

Happy Space Exploration Day

I think today should be celebrated in the same manner that the US celebrates Columbus Day. Perhaps it should even supplant Columbus Day. But, that’s just my opinion. Throughout the Americas, Columbus Day commemorates the anniversary of Columbus’ landing in … Continue reading

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Realization

My trucker friend, Jorge, stopped by yesterday on his way to Sioux City, Iowa. My pal said he had just had an epiphany or a mental flash that caused him to slow down on the road in order to avoid … Continue reading

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Understanding

The small, brilliant spider worked hard to extricate a leaf fragment that had blown into her web. It was fascinating to watch her carefully remove the portions of the web where the leaf had stuck. I went back inside the … Continue reading

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At Aphelion

Of all the astronomical terms for our seasonal events, solstice and equinox are hands-down the most familiar and popular. Meantime perihelion and aphelion are much less familiar to us and are rarely the subjects for casual conversation. This is probably … Continue reading

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Uncertainty

There are no absolute guarantees in life. When you fully understand and embrace that statement, you will have finally¬†grown up. On a mundane level, we have product guarantees that give us assurance that our vehicles and appliances will last for … Continue reading

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Memories of the AIDS Epidemic

Sometimes on weekends, I get a nostalgic urge and pull out one of my photo albums. The kind of albums that are actual cardboard and paper with plastic sheaths to protect actual paper and emulsion photographs. Yesterday, the photos from … Continue reading

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Making

I contend that it’s not the “movers and shakers” that forge history, it’s the “movers and makers” that really do so. When we think of American History, we had people like Frederick Douglass a mover and Alexander Graham Bell a … Continue reading

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