Save a Snowflake

Since we’ve almost had more snow this spring than we had last winter, it seemed appropriate to share this interesting article I found on a simple method to preserve snowflakes. Actually, thinking about it, this might be a fun project for a junior high aged science class. I posted on a related subject, snowflake photography, … Read more

Submarine, Polar Bears

Polar bears investigate this US submarine which surfaced 280 miles from the North Pole. Click the image for more details and to see a larger version of the image.

Looking Ahead

Past performance is no guarantee of future results. There are many examples supporting the above statement. The latest entry would have to be the weather this year. You see, today is the first day of spring. Much of February and March were unseasonably warm; there were many days when the highs reached the 70s, and … Read more

Cocoapuff the Yorkie

Lisa and Moneka took possession of their new Yorkie puppy this evening. What a cutie! They brought him over to meet our Yorkie, Sparkle. Sparkle was not impressed and declined to be photographed for this article.

Love and Power

Two related quotes by very unrelated people: When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. —Jimi Hendrix We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace. —William E. Gladstone

Spicy Vietnamese Chicken

This was my first real attempt at making a Vietnamese dish and I was fairly pleased with the results. I adapted the recipe from one I found online and it turned out pretty well. I didn’t have lemongrass, and the substition of lemon juice wasn’t quite the same, though it was good enough I’d make … Read more

A Patriot Speaks

Gene Spafford, world-renowned computer scientist who focuses on security matters, has written a piece on the current political situation in the United States. Spaf, as he is known, is highly respected and known for his reasoned arguments. He writes so eloquently about wiretapping and torture that I’m compelled to share his words with my readers. … Read more

Phone Calls

The evening of the day I read about Elena I had the opportunity to watch our grand-daughter perform at a school event. As a result of this tragic loss, I had a more heightened sense of awareness, and tried to remain totally in the moment and appreciate Moneka in the here and now. When we … Read more