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To Cooperate

Sometimes when I notice that I’ve been a little haughty, the metaphor of “dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants” comes to mind. This saying seems to be more effective than the expression, “too big for your britches”, because something … 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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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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Feeling Creative

Theodore (The Beaver) Cleaver was sent outdoors to search for his big brother Wally.  The youngster walked through various neighborhoods but could not find his brother. At last The Beaver checked the notorious, rough warehouse part of the city. There … Continue reading

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Ideas

Recently, I came across an article that claims gorillas, when given cocaine, lie more often.  Like many items on the Internet, the story didn’t provide any good information, nor did it enlighten me.  It was good click-bait, though. I do … Continue reading

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