Monthly Archives: October 2011

Expected Surprises

One thing is for sure – life has very few surprises by the time you reach my age. Oh, there are always friends and family coming down with terrible diseases or dying, but at this age, that’s not unexpected. Despite … Continue reading

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This is Strictly for the Birds

You have used the phrase yourself, no doubt. It means something is worthless, trivial, or not worth the time and effort of important people like myself. You have to be careful to use the phrase only around people for whom … Continue reading

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186,282 Miles per Second — Not Just a Good Idea, it’s the Law

Scientists at the CERN particle-physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland may have broken the cosmic speed limit. They fired a burst of neutrinos toward an underground laboratory 450 miles away under a mountain in Italy. The neutrinos went through the earth … Continue reading

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Changing the Future

Sometimes an invention will change the future. I say that because some inventions have changed the past, which was the future at one time. The wheel was apparently a biggie, although it still required the invention of the axle, the … Continue reading

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