Tag Archives: Information

The Year in Cool

I apologize – you’ve been misled. The title of this post is not The Year in Cool; it’s actually (in the spirit of Christmas) The Twelve Days of Physics. But if I’d said that up front, one or two of … Continue reading

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Off With Her Head

This post has absolutely nothing to do with pilgrims or turkey or Indian corn or any other traditional Thanksgiving topics. In fact, this is probably a completely inappropriate subject for this time of year. I do apologize. It all started … Continue reading

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The Mountain

On the third Saturday of May, in 1980. a thirty-year-old scientist named David Johnston headed up the gorgeous Toutle River Valley in Washington State, one of the prettiest places on God’s green earth. Johnston, who worked for the United States … Continue reading

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Needing Truth – ATCL

It is no secret, to my faithful readers, that I love learning, and information. Perhaps a little more than is strictly appropriate. Actually, “love” might not quite be a strong enough word. Nevertheless, there are many times, especially when the … Continue reading

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Objects in the Mirror…

It goes far beyond the familiar warning about objects in our rearview mirrors, by now. I hate to tell you this, but all sorts of objects, everywhere, might not be anything like they appear. I’ve been reading a book that … Continue reading

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Into the (Not So) Deep

Hollywood has a long and fruitful history of making disaster movies that feature large quantities of humans being wiped out by “off-planet” forces: asteroids, solar flares, aliens, and so forth. From Armageddon to Deep Impact to War of the Worlds … Continue reading

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Pioneer Woman – ATCL

My post today over at All The Church Ladies celebrates the life of Geraldine Ferraro (yes, I realize she was a liberal), and talks about the F-word (no, not that one.) Please join me there by clicking here!

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis – a Q&A

Last night, I read this statement on CNN’s website: “A nation on the brink, Japan is coping with three disasters at the same time: a major earthquake, a sweeping tsunami and a deepening nuclear crisis. Any one of these would … Continue reading

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We Are Who-ville

I used to think Planet Earth was a pretty big place. That was before I gained a little perspective. A few months ago, my husband and I were driving to a friend’s house. While looking up at a streaky afternoon … Continue reading

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A Great Chef

My cashier at the grocery store was a young guy with a freckled complexion and tousled hair, maybe 20 years old, and he was talkative. The minute I reciprocated his greeting, I learned the following: he was fine; he was … Continue reading

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