Today is the birthday of Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels and “A Modest Proposal.” Jonathan Swift was born on this day in 1667, in Dublin, Ireland. His father was dead by the time of his birth, and he suffered through a childhood of poverty and a disappointment. He went on to become one of the […]
Andrew McCutchen Yes, that’s Andrew McCutchen, and he’s looking for his keys. This story begins on a Tuesday. I have a late start on Tuesdays, and I value the few moments I have to myself in a quiet house. I get a chance to prepare for my classes, catch up on some reading, or do important […]
Click on photo to enlarge. Everybody thinks his or her child is a genius, but holy mother, my son’s artwork looks just like Picasso’s Guernica.
It was on this date in 1940 that the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapsed. It is not often that I write about physics on this blog, but I feel confident enough in my understanding of the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse of 1940 that I can create a post about it. Furthermore, all the knowledge you are about to […]
Here’s what I read in October Note: I am considering changing the titles of these monthly blogs. Instead of “October Reading,” for instance, I’m thinking about making it “October Readin’”. The dropping of that final g is sort of like me loosening my tie, saying all right, you made it till the end of the […]