Monthly Archives: July 2010

Popgun

Back in the 1800’s my grandfather was born. His name was Rayburn, but I knew him as Pop. When I was small, I spent a fair bit of time with him and my grandmother Ann, but mostly with Pop. Pop … Continue reading

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Beware of Strong Drink…

“Beware of Strong Drink – it can make you shoot at tax collectors – and miss!” I am certain this is a quote from one of Robert A. Heinlein’s characters, probably Lazarus Long of “Time Enough for Love”. For some … Continue reading

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The Bell Curve

There are many things in life that are governed on a bell curve. You know, this is the probability distribution curve that your teacher in school used to try to grade on; most student’s grades fall in the middle 80%, … Continue reading

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Busy, But Not Especially Funny

It’s been a while since I posted over here. My apologies; I’ve had a lot going on, but not much of it of any importance to anyone else. Texas Grandma is visiting J in New York City, and while she’s … Continue reading

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The Joys of Life

One of the joys of life is to be in a sound sleep in your recliner, and your beloved dog comes along and licks between your toes. This is guaranteed to wake you up. No one should go through life … Continue reading

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Cosmology

Current cosmology features a ‘standard model’ of the universe, starting at the singularity known as the Big Bang and describing the evolution of the universe from that point to present. Observation has produced some problems with the standard model, however. … Continue reading

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