Visit to Wegerzyn Metropark

Missy and I recently took a nice stroll through Wegerzyn Metropark located in North Dayton (see photos below).  It’s a fantastic botanical garden with a mix of English style formality along with traditional midwestern plants.


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Visit to Charleston Falls

Missy and I took a nice walking tour around Charleston Falls Nature Preserve.    It’s a very nice park located about 15 minutes from home.  It has natural rock formations, interesting little water falls, and very comfortable hiking trails.

An Engineer’s Humor

A pastor, a doctor and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, “What’s with these guys? We must have been waiting for 15 minutes!” The doctor chimed in, “I don’t know,

How Facts Change…

Excerpt from the book Half-Life of Facts: Facts change all the time. Smoking has gone from doctor recommended to deadly. Meat used to be good for you, then bad to eat, then good again; now it’s a matter of opinion.

Study of Cucumber Plants – Part 2

I previously observed the growth of cucumbers from plants growing along the ground versus those hanging from vertical vines… This posting is a photographic survey of some 20 cucumber plants that I developed from seed (note: cucumber plants, similar to most

More Government Control?

More Obama-led intrusion from the Government, hidden under the euphemism of “net neutrality”…  Comments from the FCC Commissioner: “The American people are being misled about President Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet.  Last week’s carefully managed rollout was designed to

The Most Challenging Questions

There are two high-brow questions about science and economics that I find most vexing: 1) If the Universe is finite with a specific beginning, what was there before there was a Universe? 2) If America has an insurmountable amount of debt,