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Why People Fail at Losing Weight

I think Mark Twain’s words on quitting smoking translate perfectly to the way people handle losing weight. Most people keep doing it over and over. Yo yo dieting. 511 more words

Exercise

Qui ne continue pas à apprendre

I have a 3 x 5 card on my desk at school with a quotation by Gaston Bachelard that says, “Qui ne continue pas à apprendre est indigne d’enseigner” (key nuh kohn-tin- 149 more words

History

Learning about ecology

Son2 and I are watching The Great Courses’ university level biology course (“Biology: The Science of Life” by Stephen Nowicki). Today was a relevant lecture in ecology on secondary succession as we have allowed parts of our property to undergo old field succession. 13 more words

Do you not know me?

It’s a line from Moll Flanders, by Defoe. A book from 1722, yet the question is still valid.

Do you not know me?

Who does know another person? 430 more words

Writings

The Great Courses Q&A with Neil deGrasse Tyson

I’ve been spending an inordinate amount of free time watching The Great Courses DVDs from my local public library.

Science

Be a Knowledge Junkie

Some years back, I evaluated a manuscript for a publisher. It was a Civil War historical mystery novel, and the Civil War is not exactly my area of expertise. 2,212 more words

Writing Tips