Monthly Archives: May 2016

Homemade Marshmallows! (Part 1)

Yes, you can make marshmallows at home! Last year, I found the book Marshmallow Madness by Shauna Sever in the library. I was surprised to learn that one can make homemade marshmallows. Of course, I had to try. I have discovered that homemade … Continue reading

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Gratitude (May 18 – 24)

Safe drive home from Ft. Collins Reading (partially aloud) a student’s thesis while a passenger on the drive Cheese and other wonderful food from Whole Foods Lucile’s restaurant in Ft. Collins A helpful custodian who enabled me to get my bike … Continue reading

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Questions for you, my readers!

Since I am still a novice at blogging, I would like to know a few things about my readers. Who are you? If you a comfortable, please leave a comment (or like when this appears on Facebook). I would like … Continue reading

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Presidential Candidates and Verbal Honesty | The Adventures of My Pet Hamster

From my friend, colleague, and owner of the computer that hosts this blog, Dr. Stephen Sekula: In this post, I discuss my own recent attempt to quantify the data collected by PolitiFact by constructing an “Verbal Honesty Score” for the … Continue reading

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Gratitude (May 11-17)

Good food and fun T-shirt at Physics Lunch Club (May 11) Planted garlic Started reassembling our radon monitor Made important decisions at staff meeting Made plans and reservation for an upcoming trip for a friend’s wedding Finished the campus yoga … Continue reading

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High Hopes For DUNE At Sanford Lab | SDPB Radio

150 scientists from 27 countries are meeting on the DUNE project at the School of Mines campus this week.   You can find more information on the events here. Previous to now, great scientists would have to leave South Dakota to … Continue reading

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“Exploring the Universe with DUNE” Learn about neutrinos! May 18 at SDSM&T.

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We’ll be on SDPB again!

Drs. Reichenbacher and Corwin will be interviewed live on South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “Innovation” program tomorrow during the second segment, which will be about 11:15 a.m. Mountain. You can tune in live online at Update: You can listen to … Continue reading

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Gratitude (May 4 – 10)

Several contractors giving us options for residing our house Several of my colleagues were honored at the year-end SDSM&T Employee Service & Recognition Awards Proctored the final exam for my class this year Final presentation from my independent study student One … Continue reading

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See the Transit of Mercury from Mines Campus

Below is a message from a colleague at Mines who is a member of the Black Hills Astronomical Society. I plan to be there and pray for good weather! On Monday, May 9, the planet Mercury will pass directly in … Continue reading

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