Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Update

Because of the nature of my work and the company that employs me, I've had to delete several post from this blog.  I don't think anyone will mind; I just wanted to let you know.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A More Recent Picture of William

Here's a much more recent picture of William. He's brushing his teeth while riding his car that he got for Christmas.
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A Good Book

Posted by PicasaThis is a very old picture of William. It's about a year old, but I still think it's great.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day of School, Earthquake, Related?

Today at about 6:20 we had an earthquake here. I felt it but both the two other members of the household slept right through it.

Later, at 8:30, the first day of school started up. I don't think they're related, but my students might feel otherwise.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

William

He's growing up fast. He's ready to roll over, he just hasn't quite figured it all out yet. Also, he's long. Apparently, he's in the 90th percentile for height. I think he got my brother's genes. How does that happen?



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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Absence: Three Reasons

  1. Burnout. No matter what I wrote about the election, the direction our society is going, or anything regarding right and wrong, it seemed that we went the other direction. After several months of this, I just didn't want to write anymore. I think a lot of others are in the same boat.
  2. Work. Busy, busy, busy.
  3. I'm a father! Here are some pictures of my baby son, my beautiful wife, and me.


Sunday, January 25, 2009

Boy Scouts

I begun getting involved with the Boy Scouts again. Yes, I am an Eagle Scout. I have been since 1994. But, moving to Budapest, you wouldn't think there are many Boy Scouts here. Well, there are.



Today, BSA Troop 939 went to help Cub Scout Trrop 839 with their anual Pine Wood Derby. Here are two short clips:


And here:

Many people that Boy Scouts is about camping, knot tying, and merit badges. Yes, those things to play a part. But this is really what Boy Scouts is about:


This is a picture of an older Boy Scout helping some younger Cub Scouts with their cars. Boy Scouts is about service, maturity, leadership. Not all boys finish Boy Scouts. Actually, less than 2% acheive the rank of Eagle Scout. But those who do are devoted, dependable, and thoughtful. In other words, they're the type of men you want around. This is the point of the Boy Scouts.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Chemistry Help

In chemistry, we've been studying the progression of the various models of the atom and what evidence led to the revisions. Though the evidence for the existence of discrete, neutral, massive particles called neutrons is strong, what evidence do we have that leads us to believe the neutron is in the nucleus?

I am not suggesting that it is not. I just simply want to know why the atomic models have the neutrons in the nucleus. Was there a particular experiment or observation?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

This is totally awesome!

Yes, whatever skills you have can be a blessing to others. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

trying to grok: KNITTING MATH

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Out-Freaking-Ragious: The New York Times Defends Blagojevich

In a dispicable display, the New York Times defends Governor Blagojevich using the excuse that it just political business as usual and that the legal requirements for prosecusion are not ideal!



What Blagojevich is accused of having done is an example of the worst type of political corruption. He was willing to use his political power to benefit the highest payer. The fact that his crime may not be prosecutable is not relevant to the need for his resignation.

Surely, if this had been a Republican governor, the NYT would have already called for his resignation screeming that such corruption cannot be tolerated in government (as it cannot). Yet, the NYT shows their amazing bias by not just simply ignoring the case, as happened when John Edwards was caught in an affair, but they actually defend this slime!

The simplest test for bias is this: if the roles where reversed, would the reaction be the same? No Republican would receive the benefit of defense from the NYT.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008