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Links to YouTube

Some but not all of my links to YouTube are being forbidden. I’ve tried logging out and trying again. Those are also forbidden. I have not found a way around this. I’ve unlinked all affected links. Hopefully, if you want … Continue reading

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Research

One of my principles of research is that if it doesn’t show something you don’t expect, the experiment is poorly designed. If I’m in a bad mood, I’ll say that you weren’t (or I wasn’t) doing research, just trying to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and the Economy, a Third Path

Most countries are using one of two strategies to deal with coronavirus pandemic: lockdown or herd immunity. Because this is a novel (to humans) virus, no one’s immune system has seen in before and has no immunity to except possibly … Continue reading

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Know It Owl

Couldn’t resist. A Burrowing Owl in Berkeley, CA, home of the University of California, Berkeley and several other fine institutions of learning.

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New Banner Picture

I’ve used a stock photo since starting this blog. The new photo is the Palisade Crest in the Sierra Nevada mountains taken by my brother.

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Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ “Between the World and Me” is a powerful book. While reading the last chapter I noticed a rhythmic drive like poetry has. This fits the definition of prose poetry, “a piece of writing in prose having obvious poetic … Continue reading

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Covers and Remakes

I certainly enjoy hearing a cover of someone else’s song, but what really excites me is a group or an artist remaking a song in their own imagining. One of the surest of tests is the way in which a … Continue reading

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Level of Difficulty

Poetry contest winners are frequently about violent, traumatic, scary circumstances. I could imagine or make up such, but the result probably wouldn’t ring true. Why spend time and money pursuing something that’s unlikely? My wife and I recently sponsored a … Continue reading

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Hazards of Self-Education

For the relentlessly curious and those moving faster than the speed of communication (a metaphorical sound barrier), self-education is a necessity. As someone with an education in programming and who often worked just behind the cutting/bleeding edge I’ve experienced both … Continue reading

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Grooks

Grooks are haiku for scientists and engineers written in runes instead of ideo- or picto-grams. The term was coined by Piet Hein, a Danish poet, inventor, and scientist. My description is about as helpful as describing a haiku as a … Continue reading

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