Archive for October 3rd, 2006
I recently spoke with a friend who was having difficulty making a major decision in his life. I suggested to him that he might be struggling because he is a talented fellow who might therefore have too many options. After we concluded our conversation, I recalled reading a well-written book called the Paradox of Choice: [...]
If the past few weeks have proven anything at all they have proven to us that no news is not good news. In the absence of a steady stream of vigorous reporting to convince us that things are actually going well, we should never assume that things are okay. We now have evidence that Donald [...]
Here’s a beautiful photo showing the proportionate sizes and the distance between these two familiar bodies. I’d never before seen such a beautiful and simple photo combining the Earth and the moon from this perspective. I couldn’t but help imagining a tiny Apollo spacescraft making its way slowly across the page.
I’ve often referred to the Dauo Report to check out well-written blogs on the left and the right. It’s truly a good site for getting a glimpse of what people are thinking. Here’s a snapshot of what blogs on the right are thinking these days: How will the GOP remove the stigma of the Foley [...]
Okay, this is (sort of) just silliness. The Alkali metals appear on that left edge of the Periodic Table of the Elements under Hydrogen. What these metals below hydrogen all have in common is that they love oxygen even more than does hydrogen. So, if you drop any of these metals (Lithium, Sodium, Potassium, Rubidium, [...]