Monthly Archives: October 2013

Do It Yourself Learning: Make sure the eyes and ears are good to go.

Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer (1927-1959) is the boy pictured in this post.  He was a child star better known as Alfalfa.  He was part of the Hal Roach Children’s Comedy troop who made the Our Gang films, which were later known as the … Continue reading

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A Bolide Asteroid Roundup

During the past week, a number of news stories were reported about Bolides and Asteroids.  So we’ll do a round up of them. In a story reported by NBC News, American Astronaut Rusty Schweikart says that we should make a … Continue reading

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Cats and Learning

Some might conclude from my lack of posts about cats that I’m not interested in cats.  Far from it, indeed my latest novel The Catrobat, features a cat.  Some people claim that you can’t train cats.  Not true, but you … Continue reading

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Pike’s Dog. My favorite “talking” dog. A true story.

Why  do  some  dogs learn to “talk?”   Dogs  normally  bark. Sometimes  they howl, most commonly when a fire truck siren  goes by.  A few special dogs learn to mimic human speech to sound like they are “talking.”  These dogs … Continue reading

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Can Dogs learn to “Talk?”

I’ve shown on these pages dogs who learned to play pool, learned to sing, and play the piano.  But what about talking or speech?  Obviously, there are limits.  I think it depends on the breed and the individual dog.  Some … Continue reading

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Another Asteroid —2013 TV135— Passes by the Earth

Ukrainian astronomers reported that asteroid  2013 TV135 passed by the Earth from 4.2 million miles. Some astronomers are predicting a slim chance of a collision with earth when it comes back around again.  If it were to hit, it would … Continue reading

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February 15 Meteor remnant recovered from frozen Russian Lake

Back in February, I posted a link to a USA Today story about a meteor crashing into the Ural Mountains near Chelyabinsk.  On Wednesday, the meteor was recovered from the bottom of Lake Chebarkul where it settled after it “plunged … Continue reading

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Asteroid that might hit the Earth in 2880

A story reported on Fox News about another potentially lethal asteroid at  the time I posted the announcement of my new book, The Catrobat.    This Asteroid named 1950 DA was first spotted in 1950.  Then, it was spotted again … Continue reading

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The Catrobat, My Second Novel, is now available.

  I’m pleased to announce that my second novel, The Catrobat, is now available from Amazon as a Kindle edition.  In the U.S., you can purchase it here.  In Canada, you can purchase it here. Email me for other Countries. … Continue reading

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