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Converting Qatar: Tunnel Boring Machines

Still not sure why an article about spending US$35 billion over ten years to bore 200 miles of subway tunnels appears in Converting Today (Europe’s Leading Converting Magazine), but here it is:  Qatar set for next tunneling boom. Converting Industry Overview Changes in packaging technology, security requirements, safety requirements, consumer expectations, and the increasing need […]

Drone Electro Kosmiche Noise Techno

Did I mention “Crunchy”?  Listen to/download the entire 13-track album here: http://magnetize.bandcamp.com/album/frame-dragging

If the honey don’t cure you, the Camels will.

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured.  […]

Getting Started on LinkedIn

Several, if not thousands, of the 175 million LinkedIn “users” are manufactured persons.  Here is a link to one “public profile” on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/firstnamelastname I was really scared to start a LinkedIn profile.  I was very leery of the whole “social networking” thing.  I still don’t have a Facebook account, because I am still scared […]

Most Expensive Photograph Ever Sold

Rhein II is a photograph by German visual artist Andreas Gursky in 1999. In the image, the Rhine flows horizontally across the field of view, between green fields, under an overcast sky. Extraneous details, such as dog-walkers and a factory building, were removed by the artist via digital editing. On November 8, 2011, a print […]

Saving the world, one daughter at a time.

My daughter asked me if I am angry that the United States did nothing to prevent or end the genocide in Rwanda. The killings that came to be known as the Rwandan Genocide started in early April of 1994 and went on for about 100 days.  At that time, I was 34 years old and […]

Curbside Haiku

Thanksgiving Morning

Supermom just got up from her computer after outlining and printing the cooking schedule/menu and she is now back at work on Nutcracker costumes.  I don’t need to have the BBQ ready to start cooking the turkey until 3:00 p.m.; dinner at 6:00 p.m.  This year we are going to try letting the legs and […]

Moonrise This Morning

I was out watering the dog and had to run back in and grab my camera and tripod: 6:12 a.m. Here is a link to the famous photograph by Ansel Adams, “Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico,” captured in the fading light after sunset on November 1, 1941:  http://www.alindergallery.com/moonrise.jpg

Carolina Wolf Spider

The largest “Wolf” spider in North America, up under the eave of our house yesterday: Hard to tell how big it is.  Here is the best I could do standing under the spider, holding the camera in one hand, and reaching up with a wobbly ruler in the other hand, hoping I didn’t knock the […]