Category Archives: life

Do What You Can See

Sometimes the students in my writing classes really struggle to write an essay.  Sometimes people stare at the blank page, trying to write the first word of the first sentence of the introduction.  Also, sometimes people try to figure out … Continue reading

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Insurmountable Forces and True Beauty

We all struggle against the insurmountable forces of entropy and death. We all fail. But our triumphs emerge in the beauty of our struggle. Some of the only things that we have some control over are what we choose to … Continue reading

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Liquid Water on Modern Mars

A Nasa article shows that liquid water flows on modern-day Mars.  (And a fellow blogger writes about it, too.)  How cool is that?! OK, some qualifiers.  Mostly, Mars is very cold and icy, even areas in local summer, even at … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!  Hot dogs, apple pie, and fireworks, yay! Have fun, and remember the point of the holiday.  From the declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they … Continue reading

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