Doesn't everyone think like I do? My dishes, and eternity ...
Friday, July 12, 2019 6 comments
Doesn't everyone think like I do? I chipped a dish the other day. I wanted to throw it out, but my wife wanted to keep it, just in case we still needed it. So I put it at the bottom of the stack. I'll use all the other ones first before tha... Read more
Squirrel with a greyish back
Saturday, June 29, 2019 6 comments
In my backyard I have a squirrel feeder, and a squirrel that comes to feed. I recognize him. This summer, it looks to be the same squirrel, but the colour on his back isn't quite right, ... a little too grey. It's another squirrel, ... must... Read more
Does the lady have a cat?
Thursday, June 27, 2019 6 comments
A few years ago I was renting my parents house (they have both died) to a lady who is a graphic artist, and her friend. In the fall the furnace stops working, and the house is getting very cool. My heating and plumbing guy, Matt, can't make... Read more
Do you have any personal problems?
Monday, June 03, 2019 5 comments
In my late teens I remember having heart palpitations so severe that I started passing out as my vision narrowed. I called for my parents as I couldn't make it up the stairs. I thought, "I'm not ready to die, I'm only 19, too young too young, ye... Read more
Great Grandma embraces new technology
Saturday, May 25, 2019 5 comments
My mother in law, who is 89, doesn't want to change her wall light. It's been broken for at least 8 years. The mechanism on the pull cord is broken. I tried to fix it a year ago. So she's been screwing the bulb a little in, a little out, on... Read more
Vacation within a vacation
Sunday, May 12, 2019 4 comments
At the seaside in Holland today, staying until Friday. For me Dutch is an interesting language. I see similarities to German, English, and sometimes traces of French. If you keep your mind open you see it. A judge goes to their chambers be... Read more
Is that organic?
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 4 comments
Given that I'm into Keto and nutrition, from the title you'd think I might be posting about organic vegetables. NOT AT ALL. A few years ago when my father died and was cremated, our youngest daughter (late 20's at the time) wanted a little ... Read more
Why I won't get into a teleporter (but I will go to sleep)
Friday, April 26, 2019 9 comments
As a physicist I'm pretty familiar with all sorts of particles, quarks, neutrons, protons, electrons, and all sorts of particles that "mediate" the forces. Starting from the bottom up it seems comprehensible. But at the upper end of this hu... Read more
Warming drawer in my kitchen but only in the winter
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 10 comments
One of my friends put in a new kitchen. He's an electrician, but very handy with all sorts of construction things. He did a great job. Afterwards his wife wanted a warming drawer. I didn't know what one was ... typically the drawer at the b... Read more
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9 comments
I remember going to an undergraduate physics conference when I was 18, and the keynote speaker was Freeman Dyson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
/Freeman_Dyson At the time he would have been about 54 years old. The one thing that really ... Read more
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