Friday Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Oh, don't worry. I have read it before. Many, many years ago. When I was thinking about my reading list for this year, I decided I was going to start revisiting some old friends. Reconnect, if you will. See how they are doing after time has passed. This classic was my first stop. I'm not … Continue reading Friday Review: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Avengers Jokes, Sales Tax on Online Purchases, That’s One Pricey Hoodie, and Pretty Pictures

Some of these are really, really amusing: Avengers Jokes Are we going to have to pay sales tax on online purchases? Maybe, and it could be bad news for small online retailers: Sales Tax It sounds nice, and made in the USA is a plus, but $89 for a hoodie? I'm skeptical: Hoodie And finally, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 18 Avengers Jokes, Sales Tax on Online Purchases, That’s One Pricey Hoodie, and Pretty Pictures

Wednesday Wanderings: If You Are Always Cold, Under Antarctic Ice, Late Sleepers Explained, and Hilarious Dog Trait Cartoons

Although there are many reasons for always feeling chilly, even when most other people are comfortable, there a few that you might want to have checked by your doctor: Always Cold It turns out there is some pretty cool stuff under all that ice in Antarctica. Take a look: Under the Ice Science now says … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: If You Are Always Cold, Under Antarctic Ice, Late Sleepers Explained, and Hilarious Dog Trait Cartoons

Wednesday Wanderings: Book Barn in PA, Diagramming Sentences, Live Longer with Alcohol and Coffee, and If HAL Were Alexa

A book lover's dream! A five story barn in PA that has an impressive collection of old books and more (and kitties!): Book Barn Do you know how to diagram a sentence? It's a fading art that paints a picture of language: Diagramming Sentences Alcohol and coffee can increase your longevity. In moderation, of course: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Book Barn in PA, Diagramming Sentences, Live Longer with Alcohol and Coffee, and If HAL Were Alexa

Wednesday Wanderings: SpaceX Falcon Heavy, Virus May Be the Cause of Consciousness, Winter Olympic Facts, and 23 Dumb Jokes

SpaceX launched it's Falcon Heavy rocket on February 6. The lift off was pretty neat, and the two booster rockets landed upright almost in perfect sync. If you missed it, here's a video of the take off and landing: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Scientists think a virus might be responsible for human consciousness: Human Consciousness Are … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: SpaceX Falcon Heavy, Virus May Be the Cause of Consciousness, Winter Olympic Facts, and 23 Dumb Jokes

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For the book lovers out there, here are 15 lovely comics about the joys of books: Book Comics In case you are confused about what modern country music is and all the meaning behind it, this here fella can tell ya all about it. (Warning for language and sexual references): Country Music Explained Here's an … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings:

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

Wednesday Wanderings: 50 States in 50 Photos, Free Climb of El Capitan, Can Our Devices Work Together, and 48 Clean Jokes

All fifty states summed up in a single photograph. These are pretty funny. although I take exception to the NH photo. We are not wrong!: Fifty Photos Renowned free climber Alex Honnold scaled the rock face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in under four hours. Not impressive enough? He did it without ropes or … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: 50 States in 50 Photos, Free Climb of El Capitan, Can Our Devices Work Together, and 48 Clean Jokes

Wednesday Wanderings: Humans in North America Earlier than Thought, Facebook News Feed Explained, SFF Net Shuts Down, and Your Week as Golf

These mastodon bones unearthed in CA may point to human presence in North America far earlier than previously believed: Prehistoric Humans in CA At the Facebook developer conference last week, VP of News Feed Adam Mosseri explained how the FB news feed works (more or less) and hinted at some things to come: Facebook News … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Humans in North America Earlier than Thought, Facebook News Feed Explained, SFF Net Shuts Down, and Your Week as Golf