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Staying Home

Episode 583 April 4, 2020 i am fortunate to be retired in this time of pandemic. Staying home is a natural state for me. Staying home for everyone else has been made easier by the Internet. Work at home programs are possible because of the Internet.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAnj2fyjxRw Employees at medical institutions and experts in infectious diseases are the true heroes of this battle against the corona virus. Our connection to these medical experts has been made easier by the Internet. YouTube airs reports from Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has made...

Reflection

Episode 582 March 28, 2020 Reflection is what bounces off a surface and into my head. My eyes see the light and my brain interprets the patterns. Reflection is what i think when contemplating a memory. My brain recalls the memory and my mind mulls it over. Both kinds of reflections are the same. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn9bAvWS4RU When i look in the mirror the light shining back at me is reflected off my face microseconds before i see it in the mirror. When i remember a past moment the moment is reconstructed and delivered to my brain for reflection. My iPhone helps...

Chopping wood

Episode 581 March 21, 2020 i buy a cord of wood each year to burn in my living room stove.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDTBF7h52s0 The wood is already cut to about 16” so it fits into the stove. These pieces of wood do not ignite as easily as i would like so i split them with my axe. i never thought that one of my household chores would be chopping wood, but i am glad that it is. There is time to think while chopping wood. A split log burns more easily because the fire can work its way more easily into...

Timing is Everything

Episode 580 March 14, 2020 i woke up the other day and went downstairs just in time for the coffee to finish brewing. i poured a cup, read my email and checked the 10 day weather forecast. It was going to rain for the next 10 days starting that night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vO9qp9cx4Q My shed needs a rain gutter to avoid erosion on the ground at the eave end of the roof pitch.  i got dressed and drove into town. On the way to Lowes i stopped at the post office to pick up some mail just as the postmaster was unlocking...

Dirt Dive

Episode 579 March 7,2020 In skydiving we dirt dive the jump before getting on the airplane. Dirt diving is practicing the skydive on the ground (the dirt).   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lWJXDG2i0A An organizer designs the dive and assigns the team members their positions. Everyone walks to their relative positions and takes up the grip that they will take in the air (my right hand on her left leg, etc.). If there will be more than one formation (point) then (on a signal) we switch grips to form the new point. The dirt dive is repeated several times until everyone has memorized the...

Hate or Love

Episode 578 February29, 2020 Computers have become the nexus of hate and of love.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44dlsnJ1no We are empowered by the knowledge base of mankind. Google can answer any question we ask. The answers are both true and false. We have embraced technology so throughly that we tend to trust whatever we read on the Internet. In conversation, your interlocutor might question a statement that you make. You looked it up on the Internet last week. It was stated (with references) on Wikipedia. What i know is true and “who are you to question my knowledge?” Wikipedia is opinion. It...