Monthly Archives: July 2016

Gratitude List (July 20-26)

Attending my first master’s thesis defense as a committee member Physics lunch club at Sabor a Mexico Good meetings with students (July 20) Watching my wife play on our church’s softball team. She made the first out of the game! … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 55

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 55 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful.  

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Some Good News: The Ozone Layer Appears to Be Healing

The Antarctic ozone layer, which shields the Earth from harmful ultraviolet rays, shows encouraging signs that it’s beginning to heal, according to research. Source: Ozone layer shows signs of healing – CNN.com

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Gratitude List (July 13-19)

Updated on July 23. I had a bad week in some ways, so I neglected to finish this list. Since part of the point of this list is that I have many reasons to be grateful even on a “bad” … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 54

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We could need a flag of 54 stars in the case of The District of Columbia becoming a state Puerto Rico becoming  a state New York partition … Continue reading

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Homemade Marshmallows! (Part 3)

Batch  7 (Apr. 9-10): This was the first batch for which I used the Cooking for Engineers recipe. This is close to twice the size of the previous batches and also calls for the syrup to be heated to 250℉. … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (July 6 – 12)

My first time eating at HuHot. Finishing reading for men’s group on Friday Cooking with my wife Planning to help friends Seeing my student’s code and helping him edit it live from the other side of an ocean Very productive … Continue reading

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Meet the Mega-Science Experiment Coming to South Dakota!

Source: LBNF / DUNE: An International Mega-Science Project

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Review: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I first learned of this book through my friend, who also happens to be named Jackie. Since this is a book of poetry, I’m not sure whether listening … Continue reading

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See the real night sky at the Badlands Astronomy Festival this weekend!

The 2016 Badlands Astronomy Festival will bring together space science professionals, amateur astronomers, educators, youth groups, South Dakota residents and visitors for a “stellar experience”. Join us July 8th-10th to celebrate the beauty of a dark night sky and the … Continue reading

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