Signs of Life

The spring semester is about to begin. I thought it would be nice to share signs of new life among the various plants in my indoor garden. A new pea plant sprouts in the hydroponic garden.

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Getting back into the swing …

It’s been a week of “getting back into the swing” before the spring semester. Most of my effort is focused on mapping my Tuesday/Thursday introductory physics course into a 3-day model (Monday/Wednesday/Friday). The mapping of lecture material (reading and lecture videos) into Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) “assignments” is complete. My course completely follows the… Continue reading Getting back into the swing …

First work day of 2022

Today was the first day “back at work” for 2022. I put “back at work” in quotes because I was working, but I did not go into the office. There is no need. Right now, we are still between terms. It’s not like the hallways of my building are teeming with colleagues, and those who… Continue reading First work day of 2022

Here comes winter!

My part of the U.S. has been experiencing anomalously high temperatures for December and January. All of that changes today. A cold front is sweeping into the region and the temperature is plummeting. With wind chill, we’re expected to hit single- or low-double-digit temperatures tonight and tomorrow. Winter has finally arrived! This is not expected… Continue reading Here comes winter!

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What happened? 2021 edition.

What happened? I started this year with an intended focus on wellness. I resolved to use this blog not as a place to write long articles about the abuse of science and reason, but as a place for me to focus on efforts to exercise, adjust my eating habits, and reflect on the world around… Continue reading What happened? 2021 edition.

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A little beauty to end the year

Here are some flowers from our yard. They are confused, because it is late summer in December right now. They are in for a rude awakening as the temperature plummets over the next 36 hours.

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… and just like that, it cleared up.

After a stormy, rainy morning, the skies cleared and it was lovely. I went for a nice run and got some quality time reading out on the patio.

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A lazy rainy day

Our first “wintery” day of the break. A good excuse to relax and stay inside.

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A bike ride on December 28

Jodi made it her mission to get our cruiser bikes fixed during this holiday break. To incentivize me to join her for a ride, she committed to doing the work herself. This did not go as planned.

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Winter … Am I Right?

Yesterday was “sitting on the patio in shorts” weather. Today? “Complain about how hot it is while on a walk in flip-flops” weather.

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