Monthly Archives: May 2014

Danish lessons…..or comedy

I came across this video because I was asked by a friend how to pronounce the vowel “Ø” in Danish.  I understand and speak some Swedish but no Danish.  There is no “Ø” vowel in Swedish, only in Danish and … Continue reading

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Millions, Billions, Trillions, What’s the Difference?

In the early years of my Community College teaching career, I read a book by John Allen Paulos, Innumeracy, showing the extent and the effects of poor math skills.  I was all too aware of the high  price one pays … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2014

The appalling stories about sick veterans dying on waiting lists while seeking treatment are unworthy of our country.  Those who are responsible for these problems need to resign.  We need to restore a sense of honor, duty, and fidelity to … Continue reading

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R.I.P.

My deepest sympathy for the families and friends of the victims of the Isla Vista massacre.

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An Update on Scientific e Notation and J

Well, I discovered that e numbers can be decoded into numerals in J, completely by accident.  It’s an old story, finding something while looking for something else.  The answer came in this article by Dr. John E. Howland of Trinity … Continue reading

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Thank you!

Today, this site crossed a milestone.  We now have 100+ subscribers.  Thank you for subscriptions and thank you for telling your friends about this site.

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Tara the amazing cat

I’m sure by now most of you have seen the amazing video of Tara the cat.  Tara and her family live in Bakersfield, California.  The neighbor’s dog, an 8 month old  Lab-Chow mix, attacked the little boy.  Tara sprang seemingly … Continue reading

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Experts predict death toll in the thousands in L.A.; 7.5 magnitude earthquake likely before the end of the 21st century.

So says Dr. Lucy Jones, seismologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and Professor at Cal Tech, in Pasadena, California.  She was interviewed by Melissa Crise of Fox News for a story published May 13, 2014.  Dr. Jones is a familiar figure … Continue reading

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Babar’s Boogie Woogie — Updated

Well, I’ve shown you singing and piano playing dogs and lock picking cats.  Now, it’s time for Peter the  piano playing elephant.  He certainly has soul, even if a trunk makes it difficult to play piano.  Notice how he is … Continue reading

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Another Asteroid Near Miss

Asteroid 2014 HL 129 passed between the Earth and the Moon on Saturday, May 3rd. This, according to NASA’s Asteroid Watch Project at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. The article is at Space.com.  The video animation follows here.  You’ll have … Continue reading

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