Category Archives: Science

l’Inconnu

There were no such places as Antarctica or Australia. Perhaps half of North America did not exist. That is, none of them existed in the mind of the French mapmaker who drew the antique map I pondered. I noted that … Continue reading

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Moon Day

Today is Monday, the day named after the Moon. Today is also Moon Day which happens to fall on Monday this year. Why wouldn’t I exploit these delightful facts today? This is a great time to contemplate our planet’s celestial … Continue reading

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Sense Aware

We seem to be having many more days and nights of high wind warnings lately. I do not recall the National Weather Service warning us of the possibility of wind speeds of over 50-miles-an-hour with such frequency. Their forecasts have … Continue reading

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Mysterious

I have not seen “Orange” the cat for several weeks, but there is another stray that has been investigating me since mid-April. The new cat is a white short-hair that reminds me of the Internet meme cat, “Smudge”. He prances … Continue reading

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P.O.V.

“In fact men will fight for a superstition quite as quickly as for a living truth – often more so, since a superstition is so intangible you cannot get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of … Continue reading

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Know More, Live Less

You may see the title of this post and believe the words should be in a different order. Perhaps you’ve heard or read the old maxim, “Think less, live more”. Those of us who are over-thinkers have come to appreciate … Continue reading

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Guessing Game

I have to admit that many of my biggest decisions were determined by guesses. Most of them turned out well. It seems like luck was on my side when I made those choices. When it comes to second guessing, those … Continue reading

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