Monthly Archives: April 2015

Never Feed the Trolls!

Report: Trolls can be detected early on – KCTV5. I’ve been a moderator in various forums online over the years. My number one axiom is ‘Never Feed the Trolls!’ Now there’s a study to back up that assertion and to … Continue reading

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Apple Blossoms

I enjoyed my apple tree in full bloom yesterday evening while mowing our side yard. I took a short break to snap a few closeups of the blooms and the tree:

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How Two Sentences Overturned 200 Years Of Mathematical Precedent

http://io9.com/how-two-sentences-overturned-200-years-of-mathematical-1697483698 shortest-known paper in a serious math journal The first comment is super cool. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Recipe Review: Vermont Whole Wheat Honey Oat Bread

It was raining and thundering this morning.  That means a perfect day to make bread.  I asked Terry what type of bread he would like me to bake and he said ‘honey oat.’  So I went to my favorite flour … Continue reading

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Timelapse Lunar Eclipse Over Downtown Kansas City by Tom Martinez

Published by Tom Martinez, Historian of the Astronomical Solemnity of Kansas City, on Apr 7, 2015 The total phase was not seen from KC since totality occurred after moonset. Crystal clear skies allowed for a nice view of the last … Continue reading

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CrossBooks Ceases Publishing; WestBow to Publish “Living in the Spirit”

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
CrossBooks, my publisher, will cease publishing and distributing all its titles on April 30. WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan, will pick up distribution immediately. But “immediately” in the…

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Book Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (Four Stars)

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
Book Review: The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien Four Stars out of Five A 1990 memoir about Vietnam. A memoir is kind of true and kind of a lie. Boring parts…

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