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Discovery

Tomorrow is Leif Erikson Day and I’m setting aside a bit of time to remember the vagabond Norwegian explorer. Arguably, Erikson and his band stumbled upon America nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus did. I use the word “discover” in … Continue reading

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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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Some Serendipity

One of the best parts of life is surprise. We do not know exactly what lies ahead of us each day, so serendipity can be a regular part of our lives. Certainly, unpleasant stuff happens often enough, but very pleasant … Continue reading

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Eureka!

Have you ever given much thought to the story about the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes and the problem of precisely measuring the volume of irregularly shaped objects? Supposedly he had an epiphany when he sat in a tub at a … Continue reading

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Aha!

Isn’t it satisfying when the answer to a puzzling situation occurs to you? You are just going about your normal daily routine, when the solution to a problem just pops into your brain. Frequently, the realization provides closure to some … Continue reading

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