Garden Panorama

At this point you’ve probably discovered that I am an avid horticulturist (fancy word for ‘gardener’).  This year I planted Vinca vines at the top of my lattice panels (which love to grow downwards) and Morning Glory vines at the

New Approach for Growing Pumpkins

Update The experiment has delivered some initial results.  While the plant started to grow a nice sized pumpkin, it appears that the vining plant does not like growing in the vertical direction.  All of the leaves have slowly died off

Understanding How the Human Brain Works

This famous Rembrandt painting of a 17th century anatomy lesson (see below) represents to me the equivalent of what science currently knows about the functioning of the human brain.  The painting depicts a bunch of guys looking at the vivisection saying

Earth Day Predictions 1970 

It is the 47th anniversary of “Earth Day” when all the Gaea-lovers got together to prognosticate the end of the world… How accurate were the predictions made around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970? The prophets of doom

Can You Trust Snopes?

I used to consider the Snopes web site a reputable source…  it appears that they also have succumbed to a political agenda: Snopes got the facts wrong despite deploying not one but two fact-checkers to the case.  The first, Kim

Visit to USAF Museum Bldg 4

I made a visit to the USAF Museum (more formally known as the ‘National Museum of the United States Air Force‘) this morning to check out the new ‘building 4’ and to get some photos of the turbine engines that

Modern Driver’s Test

From StrangeCosmos We’ve all seen it. People change when they get behind the wheel of a car. So now, to profile your personality, here is the special Driving Test… 1: Which part of your car wears out most often? a:

What Drives the Economy?

Is this an explanation for the economic trends in the United States? Government employees in the United States outnumber manufacturing employees by 9,932,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Federal, state and local government employed