Category Archives: Random and Misc.

Tuba Beard

I have played the tuba since 5th grade (1991), and I have had a beard since last December. These two parts of my life did not get along well at first. Playing the tuba with facial hair presents a problem because … Continue reading

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Accomplishments of the Weekend: Food Processor Lid and Entertainment PC

The lid to this food processor was jammed shut, and neither of us could twist it open. I suggested using WD-40, but we didn’t want to put that on a container that would hold food. So, I tried cooking oil … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 61

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. The recent vote of Washington, DC to petition to become a state has inspired me to start publishing these again. We would a need flag … Continue reading

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Help Me Turn a UFO into an IFO, Part 2

The UFO we saw from the badlands may have been identified. At the suggestion of my colleagues in Atmospheric Science, I contacted the Rapid City National Weather Service office to ask if what we saw could have been a weather … Continue reading

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Help Me Turn a UFO into an IFO

At a dark sky star party, something appeared in the northern sky around 7pm on Oct. 1 that looked like a bright star very near the position of Polaris. It was far too bright to be Polaris or any other … Continue reading

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What I can carry on my bike

Yesterday, on my bike, I brought back from the Black Hills Farmers Market A large musk melon 6 peaches 4 ears of corn 2 small heads of cabbage 6 small cucumbers A bunch of tomatoes 16 oz. bottle of kombucha 13 … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 57

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 57 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of … Continue reading

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When international physicists get hungry for power…

…electrical power, that is. #ICHEP2016

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Stars on the Flag: 56

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 56 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state

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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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