Category Archives: philosophies

Horoscopes – ruminating about scientific links.

Today is my birthday.  Likely, someone will read me my horoscope before the end of the night.  I hold nothing against horoscopes, the Chinese zodiac, fortune cookies, or small superstitions.  They’re fun so long as they remain small and fun and people understand them … Continue reading

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Five reasons to have a vegetable garden

Rather than simply post a weekly update photo of my garden, I thought it would be useful to persuade others why growing your own vegetables is the way to go.  Here is why I garden: 1)  Almost everything tastes better … Continue reading

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The third energy “source”

The endless political bickering involving energy production divides into two categories: those that wish to continue producing energy using cheap and easy fossil fuels, and those who wish to use renewable sources. Lost amongst this fighting is a third “source” … Continue reading

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“I’ve got a bike, you can ride it if you like”

Back in college, a buddy of mine gave me an old Sears-Roebuck bicycle in a partially disassembled state. Using my mechanical skills, I re-assembled the bike and have been riding is everywhere since. Despite being nearly 50 years old, the … Continue reading

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Disbelief.

  A missile launch? I’m sure most of you saw the news story last week about a mysterious, unknown “missile launch” off the coast of Los Angeles. Combine viral internet video with people’s wild imaginations and a zealous media and … Continue reading

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A pet peeve

At some point during the warm summer months, I hear nearly every local weather reporter remark: “It’s going to be hot outside. Be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen so that you don’t get burned.” Yet, that statement is 99% … Continue reading

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Nature begats curiosity.

I’d like to share something my grandfather wrote regarding nature. He was an observant individual, and eager for reasons for life’s curiosities. His approached nature from a spiritual wondering, but that is not so different from a scientist’s drive for … Continue reading

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PowerBall

I noticed they raised the Powerball lottery jackpot numbers on the billboard down the street.  I take it, nobody won the most recent jackpot, and it rolled over to the next drawing.  I’ve never bought a lottery ticket. If I … Continue reading

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Southern Arizona’s “spring”

Two years in northern Utah taught me the meaning of Spring. Around the middle of March, I greatly anticipated a rebirth life as the clouds lifted and sunshine once again graced my skin. Days felt happier and activities moved out … Continue reading

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The practicality of geology

My first geology professor said that the public only knows a geologist as a “person running around the country with a hammer.” That accurate assessment illustrates two points: that geologists are passionate about their field (as are most scientists), and … Continue reading

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