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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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I Saw Something Interesting on my Way through Labor Day

September 5, 2017

A snake sunning itself. Rocks worn smooth by water… and shaped into ripples. The way of a man with a maid. (Especially interesting when the man happens to be my little brother.) My mom snapping photos… …and the hunched, arm-swinging posture of rock walkers. Last but not least, I enjoyed the interesting sight of a guy from my church trying parasailing for the first time. …

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From the Mouths of Nieces

August 29, 2017

This morning I woke up to one of my favorite sounds in the world: little girl voices. Well, mostly little girl voices. MacKenzie is ten now, and not so very little. Madison is seven and full of questions like: “Why are you laying the wrong way in the bed?” (Because I woke up awhile ago already, and now I’m just resting.) and “Did you have …

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