Monthly Archives: June 2010

Happy birthday in Glacier Park, Mother!

Going to the Sun Road is among the most memorable drives in America. Happy birthday, Mother! I’m so glad you and Dad are there on your birthday this year! Thanks for the photos… and best wishes for your visit to … Continue reading

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Life metaphors: Journey

The most profound metaphors for life are the journey, music, and dance. In recent weeks I’ve been blessed to experience the richness of each of these through a graduation, the discovery of a new song, and a dance recital. Here … Continue reading

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Candace update

Many have asked about Candace’s status, so I’m posting our most recent email report. Her radiation regimen is very aggressive, and really wiping her out. And she’s dealing with hot flashes like a rapidly rotating pulsar, a side effect of … Continue reading

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Wedding Sonnet

This sonnet appeared on the cover of the bulletin for our wedding 24 years ago today: summer solstice, June 21st, 1986. Candace, thank you for joining me on this journey for nearly two and a half decades! I love you! … Continue reading

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Aurier vs. the positivists

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” I selected this saying of Einstein’s for the motto of the History of Science Collections blog in part because it thoroughly undermines the positivist philosophy which was rampant in Einstein’s day and which remains … Continue reading

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One year ago today we were arriving at Old Faithful Inn to stay for four nights, after spending three days in the Grand Tetons! I’m staring at posters of both the Tetons and Yellowstone, hanging on the wall in my … Continue reading

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Google: Don’t be creepy

This past week Apple released Safari 5, which features a non-distracting, ad-blocking reader mode and an overdue but most-welcome support for extensions. Safari 5 also offers a choice of search engines, so although I have no Microsoft software installed on … Continue reading

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Collecting Galileo

The BBC this week is covering how the Galileo museum in Florence has enhanced their Galileo collection: The museum has long had a Galileo finger on display near the entrance — now they have more! A tooth and a … Continue reading

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