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Dementia Prevention OR Why I Am Reading a Chemistry Book

September 26, 2017

It’s called Exploring The World of Chemistry: From Ancient Metals to High Speed Computers, by John Hudson Tiner. It tells the story of chemistry’s development. And it’s written with the level of simplicity I need in order to (sorta) understand such complex subjects as alpha particles and spectroscopes and just why it is that inert elements have a valance of zero. Like I ever cared …

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JOY

September 19, 2017

What does this picture make you think of? It makes me remember one of my favorite children’s books, the one that has the repeated line, “No more monkeys jumping on the bed!” Anyone else love that story? This picture also makes a tiny three letter word run through my mind. Joy. Joy is my middle name, and maybe that is why the quality of joy …

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Walking the Stinky Onion City in Springtime

April 24, 2017

So, Chicago doesn’t really stink, at least not where I was. But one of the many interesting facts I learned during my weekend visit is that “Chicago” is thought to be a derivative of a Native American word meaning “smelly onion.” I went to Chicago to visit my friend Naomi, who is there for the summer. When I was a child and my family drove …

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