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Tale of a Vandal Pen User: State of the Blog

In the Spring of 2009, this blog went up. Blogging about fountain pens has been the thing I’ve done as a break from writing other kinds of stories. 1,360 more words

Fountain Pens

Newton Mom Turns Life Around After Facing Drug, Child Endangerment Charges

NEWTON, Iowa — Just over a year ago, a Newton mom was in serious trouble.

She was facing drug and child endangerment charges after her young son tested positive for meth. 401 more words


New Shutters

Monday night, we finally installed our new shutters!!  Before we bought our house, I looked at many pictures of it on google street view.  We decided that we were not a fan of the black shutters.  147 more words


UMass Student Found Dead On Amherst Campus

AMHERST (CBS) — The University of Massachusetts Amherst said a student from Newton was found dead in his room on campus Wednesday.

The university said UMass Police found Jonathan Shaw, 24, had passed away in his dorm room after they conducted a well-being check Wednesday around 11:49 a.m. 43 more words


Gravity for Hydrocarbon Exploration

Gravity. It’s not just a good idea. It’s the Law. Gerry Mooney (1977)

Thanks to Newton’s Law of universal gravitation, you are safely standing on earth and not flying off into space. 161 more words


Aliens and the Full, Full Moon

There is only one place from the Earth the moon can be seen in its entirety, the full, full moon, both the front and the ‘dark side’. 573 more words

Is General Relativity a (partial) Return of Aristotelian Physics?

Is General Relativity a (partial) Return of Aristotelian Physics?

Herbert Pietschmann Faculty of Physics, Univ. of Vienna.


Aristotle has split physics at the sphere of the moon; above this sphere there is no change except eternal spherical motion, below are two different kinds of motion: Natural motion (without specific cause) and enforced motion. 143 more words