Archive for November, 2010

Thanksgiving Thoughts

College isn’t so much about learning things as it is about learning how to process thought. There’s about a dozen useful facts and as many impractical ones, as well as a spattering of wisdom that I could recite from those years. Such as Gilbert Ryle’s categorical error, the definition of a polyploidy, and why Robert […]

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Dancing with Lightning

(Unpublished, June 11, 2009) Lampyridae is a family of insects in the beetle order Coleoptera. They are winged beetles, and commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs for their “conspicuous crepuscular use of bioluminescence” to attract mates or prey. Fireflies are capable of producing a “cold light”, containing no ultraviolet or infrared rays. This chemically-produced light, […]

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Life Not Worth Living In Fort Smith, Arkansas?

For 20 years Mayor Ray Baker has led us all in the enthusiastic motto, “Life’s worth living in Fort Smith, Arkansas!!!” With 54% to 46%, Sandy Sanders defeated Mayor Ray Baker for the mayor-ship of Fort Smith. If I had more than 6 readers I would divide you up and say that 54% of you […]

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