July 27, 2014
spider web  Luckily, the spider was not at home. It’s a big one.

spider web  Luckily, the spider was not at home. It’s a big one.

July 27, 2014

Visiting another galaxy is on my bucket list.

July 27, 2014
down the shore

down the shore

July 27, 2014
Holden Caufield, That Crazy Cliff and Grabbing the Gold Ring

Holden Caufield, That Crazy Cliff and Grabbing the Gold Ring

A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress) showing Holden and his sister at the carousel.

A 1951 copy of J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye (Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress) showing Holden and his sister at the carousel.

July 1951 was the publication of The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger.

It is not my favorite novel, though it once held that spot, and when I reread it last year it seemed a lot older and a bit phony (to use one of Holden’s…

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July 27, 2014
I have always wanted an invisibility cloak

wnyc: A British technology company has invented a new material called Vantablack that is considered the darkest material known to man.It’s a color the human eye has never seen before, and it absorbs all but 0.035 percent of visual light. [photos]

I have always wanted an invisibility cloak

wnyc: A British technology company has invented a new material called Vantablack that is considered the darkest material known to man.It’s a color the human eye has never seen before, and it absorbs all but 0.035 percent of visual light. [photos]

July 27, 2014
The Web

Talk about the web, the interconnected planet,

the Internet’s World Wide Web, everything touching.

But this is one spider’s orb web.

Everything connected to it, any silken touch,

a signal that we are under attack.

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July 27, 2014
writer’s block

writer’s block

(Source: robotcosmonaut)

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July 26, 2014
Spider Web


A spider web is a complex and beautiful thing. It is also functional. Spider webs have evolved through natural selection. That means that random changes in genes have been passed on to later generations. Spiders, like all animals and adaptations,  have evolved over millions of years and spider webs have existed for at least 100 million years (based on examples found in amber specimens).

Not all…

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July 26, 2014
"The reality of what we really are is often times found in the small snips, way down at the bottom of things."

   Jean Shepherd



Storyteller Jean Shepherd (born July 26, 1921) was a fixture on American radio from the 1950s to the 1970s. He is best remembered as the voice of the narrator in A Christmas Story, a classic holiday film based on his semi-autobiographical tale.

Shep’s cameo in The Christmas Story

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July 26, 2014
"Some men are Baptists, others Catholics. My father was an Oldsmobile man."

   Jean Shepherd

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July 26, 2014
"The supreme function of reason is to show man that some things are beyond reason."

—    Blaise Pascal

July 26, 2014
Road Trip

On the road in summer seemed Romantic

(capital R) when I was a novel-reader,

smoker, alcohol drinker, an unmarried, childless pilgrim.

Now, I think about traffic, tolls, weather,

gas prices, and road trips have destinations.

 

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July 26, 2014
Does anyone recall color bars? This is the door to the old LHS TV Studio where I taught my TV classes

Does anyone recall color bars? This is the door to the old LHS TV Studio where I taught my TV classes

July 25, 2014
Moon Myths 7: Madness (and the Stock Market)

Moon Myths 7: Madness (and the Stock Market)

For centuries, the full moon has been associated with madness. The term “lunatic” was once used to refer to people who are considered mentally ill. It also was a label put on someone who was dangerous, foolish or unpredictable. “Lunacy” is now considered insulting and not used as a medical or legal term – though it is still used in jest.

The words are from lunaticusmeaning “of the moon” or…

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July 25, 2014
"If ants are such busy workers, how come they find time to go to all the picnics?"

—    Marie Dressler

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