Monthly Archives: May 2014

What the Hell Are Tachyons? Ah yes! Got my math fix for the day AND a side of string theory. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Movie Review: Godzilla (2014) – 3.5 stars

Godzilla (2014) 3.5 out of 5 stars Watched opening weekend (May 17, 2014) My husband and I watched Godzilla on opening weekend at our favorite local movie theater, taking advantage of their VIP seating.  One recent change to their pricing … Continue reading

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Main Bathroom Remodel Marathon Finish Line in Sight

This is a shout-out to my hubby, Terry, who has worked tirelessly for months (nearly a year) to remodel our main bathroom.  We saw the light at the end of the tunnel last week with the arrival of the final … Continue reading

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ASOD: Phases of the Moon

Beautiful sketch work in this Astronomy Sketch of the Day posting from this past Sunday: Moon; full moon facing, two views of dark side. Sketch was made in my studio. 2009; published on album cover for jazz band Four, 2009 … Continue reading

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Memorial Day (Observed)

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
We honor Monday those who have donned the uniform of our country and died in its defense. Not all veterans nor all who died. “All gave some; some gave all.” The rest…

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Memorial Day Weekend at The National World War I Museum

Originally posted on JAM SESSIONS:
The National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial is a special place to visit here in Kansas City. It is the nation’s official World War I Museum and “inspires thought, dialogue, and learning to make…

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Article: The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World Two of these qualify as scary (if not down right terrifying) … NSA (substitute Big Brother if you prefer) and CRUSH (say Minority Report). Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung … Continue reading

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Inside the collapse of local payday giant LTS Management

Inside the collapse of a local payday giant. via Inside the collapse of local payday giant LTS Management. All I can say is it’s about damn time this happened.  A criminal investigation into payday loan operations is LONG overdue.

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This year’s best meteor shower prepares to take center stage |

This year’s best meteor shower prepares to take center stage | Debris from an obscure comet could light up the sky with 100 or more meteors per hour the night of May 23/24. Astronomers expect the shower to peak … Continue reading

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Guest post by L.E. Modesitt Jr.: The Challenges and Benefits of a Long Series

Originally posted on Far Beyond Reality:
For today’s guest post, I’m very proud and happy to welcome L.E. Modesitt Jr., the author of over 60 (!) fantasy and science fiction novels, including his bestselling Saga of Recluce. I’ve been a…

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