I was reading my son’s Popular Science magazine the other day and they had the ten greatest inventions of the year featured. Here they are: a plane that folds into a car; a needle-free vaccination; a Braille printer born from LEGO; personal pollution monitor; hands-on virtual reality; a self-balancing vehicle; an artificial reef for any [...]
I had a picture of a beautiful male bluebird on the front page of the paper last week. We have been so happy watching him and his “wife” building a next in our bluebird box out in our backyard. However….and you knew this was coming, right - Saturday afternoon, we noticed a circle of little [...]
A week or so ago, I took five of my office cats home to live with me. I felt sorry for them living in the back of the office and not having a window to look out all the time. They did get to come out in the regular part of the office when we [...]
Last night I watched a 2-hr. documentary by Ken Burns on Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies. This first night - I think there are three parts to it - was about the beginning of cancer diagnoses and the doctors and scientists who have worked on finding a cure over the past century. The main [...]
I’m trying to write this column with a 25 lb. cat in my lap with my laptop way out on my knees. So….here goes. I should be used to doing this but it seems changing your typing positioning never gets easier.
So the kids are out on Spring Break next week. I hope the weather will [...]
I was at the School Board meeting last night when they decided to make up 5 of our 7 snow day absences by extending the school day from March 16-May 1. It will add one hour a day - 15 minutes in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon. I think of all the [...]
Got a short column this week - hope you are having a great week - maybe preparing for some more bad weather on Wednesday….
Daylight Saving Time starts this Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m. You will Spring forward (and lose an hour of sleep).
I hope we have some pretty snow Wednesday but no power outages [...]
Well - here we are again - freezing rain, sleet and snow! You know we were pretty lucky through Nov., Dec. and Jan. - so now we’re paying for it. This may continue for the next couple of weeks. At least that is what the weather pattern is looking like. We will persevere and as [...]
Freezing rain - sleet - snow - not much snow and thankfully not much freezing rain around here. So, as far as I know - we’ve had no power outages just about an inch of sleet with a little freezing rain. I never saw any snow falling and had no evidence of it on the [...]
I don’t know if you ever watch the Grammy’s which were on this past Sunday night, but I did this year. I didn’t just sit there and watch every bit of it but caught bits and pieces of the whole thing. I enjoyed some of it but lots of the performances were kind of over [...]