Monthly Archives: June 2016

Gratitude List (June 22-28)

Touching up and and painting screw heads in the dining room Visiting a new restaurant (Native New Yorker Grill) for Physics Lunch Club Having a free evening to focus on work around the house. Yoga class Meeting with the current … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 52

We may need a 52 star flag if, for example, Puerto Rico becomes a state and the DC Statehood Movement is successful.

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Gratitude List (June 15-21)

Received missing color sample for our siding decision Visited Dinosaur Park for the first time and watched the sunset from there Good time with friends (and dog) at community meal Evaluated the performance of the isolation transformer Good lunch at … Continue reading

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Stars on The Flag: 51

A 51 star flag is most often discussed in the context of Puerto Rico possibly becoming a state. My algorithms provide multiple possible arrangements.

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Gratitude List (June 8 – 14)

Grilling dinner (June 8) Our isolation transformer has arrived! Operating the radon monitor on my own for the first time in a few months Skype conversation with a friend in Minnesota First yoga class of the summer I successfully started … Continue reading

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Stars on The Flag: Introduction

Recently, I became quite fascinated with the arrangement of stars on the US flag, especially possible arrangements on future flags with more stars. I became so fascinated that I wrote a C++ program to generate all of the viable possibilities for … Continue reading

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Donated Blood

Today, I donated blood for the first time in South Dakota. In addition to helping others, I learned the units in which blood iron levels are measured (g/dL) and that the people operating the drive did not know what those … Continue reading

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Gratitude (June 1 – 7)

Purchased many of the tickets for our upcoming trip to see friends and attend a conference. Picked out colors and chose a contractor for our new siding My student safely arriving in the Chicago area Sorting out which foods in … Continue reading

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I Voted

Since I am registered with no party affiliation, I didn’t have many races in which to vote, but I did vote, and I have the sticker to prove it!

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Homemade Marshmallows! (Part 2)

Batch 4 (Mar. 9-10): I used the same procedure as Batch 3, but whisked for less time to account for the lower temperatures. Specifically, 4 minutes on medium, 4 minutes on medium-high, and approximately 2 minutes on high. This batch turned … Continue reading

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