Monthly Archives: December 2015

Dreamcorder: Dec. 26-27, 2015

I dreamed that I was arrested by Joe Friday (played by Jack Webb) for insurance fraud. As far as I can tell, I sold all of the furniture in our house then called the police claiming someone had broken in … Continue reading

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Welcome to my new blog home!

My friend, mentor, and colleague Steve has been generous enough to set up this WordPress blog for me on his server! I choose to do this for several reasons, but it all started because Blogger does not include a feature … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Dec. 16-22)

Proctoring my final exam without incident Starting to pack for our upcoming trip Helping my wife paint more of our kitchen cabinets A great deal on the electronic version of The Space Trilogy by C. S. Lewis Out of the Silent … Continue reading

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Ransom, Sagan, and Seeing Earth from Malacandra

In the first book of C. S. Lewis’ space trilogy, Dr. Elwin Ransom views Earth through a telescope on the surface of Malacandra, also known as the planet Mars. “It was all there in that little disk–London, Athens, Jerusalem, Shakespeare. … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Dec. 9 – 15)

First Underground Science Research Forum meeting Physics Lunch Club at Ruby Tuesday (Dec. 9) Sharing some of my experiences at the AAPT Workshop at our weekly staff meeting (Dec. 9) The many amazing trees at the Parade of Trees SPS … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Dec. 2 – Dec. 8)

Physics Lunch Club at Ruby Tuesday Getting my bike to a shop that is better than where I have been taking it Putting snow tires on my bike in time to ride in the snow Sufficient bus service to get … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Nov. 25 – Dec. 1)

Good weather on the drive from Sioux Falls to Mondovi, WI Staying for Thanksgiving with my aunt and uncle Thanksgiving dinner with my sister and her fiancee’s family My sister is engaged! Reconnecting with old friends  Thanksgiving with my family … Continue reading

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