Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Oh my goodness, Chase Mielke and I disagree completely:
(um, not)

Someday, perhaps when I regain the strength to raise my hands higher than my elbows, maybe after the Farm Tour, we are going to look into this man's blog. He is speaking the truth about education.
He just has no clue which truth.
So very tired. So much going on this month, all.the.time. Basketball started yesterday. It didn't suck.

Friday, April 11, 2014


He said: Most people assume that the basic design of schools, as we know them today, emerged from scientific evidence about how children learn best. But, in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

You know, I think he's quoting me almost word for word, here. I don't care. I'm grateful Mr. Gray has the degree to say such things with official authority.  I hope academic educators start listening soon.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Eleven years old and home from her first beauty parlor experience. I'm not willing to take after her with kitchen scissors ever again. We've both been through that enough. She gets horribly matted and because of that, itchy. And shedding season is about to begin. So we hit the beauty parlor. She got dropped off in the morning, washed, conditioned, blowed-dry, nails, ears, and a haircut. We picked her up this afternoon, softest dog I've ever met! I think she's proud and happy. Our other dog, Jackson, freaked out a bit when he saw her. I'm not sure he has figured out who she is without her stink. The goats about lost their minds when they saw/smelled her. They do not recognize her at all.
Truth? We are not beauty parlor types, it was a bit expensive, and I don't care. Totally worth it!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

 H Driving
 My friend, Mark Hedlund, created these images in Death Valley. No filters, just nature.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Theoretical physicists are coming up with some very startling mathematical suggestions this century. Their math might be pointing to the existence of multiple universes running concurrently with ours, in which the principles we hold dear, the law of gravity, for instance, may not apply. So science seems to be teetering on the brink of suggesting science can't prove anything--ever. To quote Alan Lightman, "We are living in a universe uncalculable by science." Is that a startling idea?

I brought this up with my son and he had already heard about some of these new theories. A friend of his explained some scientists think there may be as many as 21 dimensions in parts of the multiverse. For a quick recap, we are living in a 3 dimensional universe, as far as we know.