Monthly Archives: January 2013

Creative glass

On the subject of community. I keep commenting on the importance of community; that we all work together no matter how individual we are. The photograph is of a glass paper weight I just made at chronicle glass studio (www.chronicleglass.co.nz). … Continue reading

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A Gaming Computer!

The photograph is my son’s gaming computer. It is “state of the art” 80% capability computer. That is; the best computer he could build without overclocking and water cooling. His project over the summer break and his first computer build. … Continue reading

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5½ Timeless Commencement Speeches to Teach You to Define Your Own Success | Brain Pickings

This is important; five major achievers (and a sixth for luck) speaking at commencement ceremonies. They say; follow your dreams, find a way to serve, be you best self; they don’t say chase the money, define yourself by the market, … Continue reading

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Stardate, children and the Jupiter

We were fortunate to attend Stardate, an annual gathering of star-gazers here in New Zealand, my brother-in-law was attending with his 10-inch telescope. We observed Jupiter and three moons. The photograph below gives an idea of what we saw through … Continue reading

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:D, staceythinx: The In Your Element collection of…

:D, staceythinx: The In Your Element collection of…. I think this is great. Just another light hearted way to enjoy science and; of course, as a chemist the periodic table and chemical element symbols are close to my heart.

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It’s Okay To Be Smart • You want to let your creative juices flow? …

The card below was sent to the “It’s OK to be smart blog”. I agree with the answer given; follow the link. My view is that Science and the sciences are implicitly creative. Unfortunately, the way science is taught gives … Continue reading

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APOD: 2011 October 23 – Jupiter’s Clouds from New Horizons

APOD: 2011 October 23 – Jupiter’s Clouds from New Horizons. We are a curious species. That is one reason for our success. Clearly curiosity leads science and art, and I would suggest sport and business too. By that I mean … Continue reading

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Wonders of Life coming – we hope | Open Parachute

Wonders of Life coming – we hope | Open Parachute. This looks amazing. I will certainly be looking out for it here; I hope soon. The link above is to a fuller introduction.

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Forest Trip

We have just returned from four nights at my brother’s piece of forest on the outskirts of the Tongariro National Park, in New Zealand. Remember it is the middle of summer. Every morning I write a reflection. One starter question … Continue reading

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