Wednesday Wanderings: Micromotors Used in Medical Research, Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath and How to Help, and Cat Shaming

Medical science is using micromotors to treat diseases that used to be difficult to deal with. They have already been successful with bacterial infections in mice: Micromotors Hurricane Harvey has truly devastated the Houston area. Here are some photos that show how bad the flooding has been: Houston Underwater And for those who wish to … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Micromotors Used in Medical Research, Hurricane Harvey’s Aftermath and How to Help, and Cat Shaming

Friday Review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (Audiobook)

4 of 5 stars Like just about everyone I know, I watched the public television series of┬áCosmos when it aired in 1980. I enjoyed it, but I don't remember actually reading the book. So, when the audiobook came up as the free Audible book on the Amazon Echo in August, I decided to listen. And … Continue reading Friday Review: Cosmos by Carl Sagan (Audiobook)

Monday Musings: Sometimes, It’s Just Too Much

Warning: This is a serious post about serious stuff. If that isn't your thing, just skip it. I won't be upset. Heck, I won't even know. I didn't post anything at all here last week, but I guess you probably noticed that. I had every intention of doing posts, but when I sat down at … Continue reading Monday Musings: Sometimes, It’s Just Too Much

Friday Review: Thomas Jefferson: The Art Of Power (Audiobook) by Jon Meacham, Read by Edward Herrman

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham My rating: 4 of 5 stars Thomas Jefferson has always been a favorite among the American Revolutionaries. Until I read this book, I didn't realize how little I knew about him. He was, along with his political life, a student of sciences, architecture, gardening, sociology, and … Continue reading Friday Review: Thomas Jefferson: The Art Of Power (Audiobook) by Jon Meacham, Read by Edward Herrman

Tuesday Thoughts: Chili Again, and Doggie School

Saturday was the 33rd annual Massachusetts State Cook Off. The BaldMan was Chief Judge, and I was Scorekeeper, as we have been for the past several years. It was a lousy day. So lousy that we decided not to bring Lambeau, even though this is one he could have gone to, and put him in … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: Chili Again, and Doggie School

Friday (TV) Review: Twin Peaks: The Return

My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed the original series. It was quirky, confusing, and interesting. The return to it has been rumored for a while, and it is finally here. And it's- well, it is quirky and confusing. The problem is it just isn't holding my interest like the original. If you watched … Continue reading Friday (TV) Review: Twin Peaks: The Return

Wednesday Wanderings: Bird Camouflage, Chasing Cheese, Adorable Rat Photos, and Water on Venus a Possibility

Many animals rely on camouflage to escape predators. It seems some birds choose their hiding places based on their individual coloration and markings: Camouflage Birds Would you slip and slide down this hill after a wheel of cheese? These folks do it every year: Cheese Rolling These photos of rescue rats are irresistibly adorable: Rat … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Bird Camouflage, Chasing Cheese, Adorable Rat Photos, and Water on Venus a Possibility