Archive for June, 2012


TND – A Multiplicity of Fathers

June 15, 2012

I feel like Dads get short changed when it comes to Father’s Day. Mother’s Day always seems to allow for a multiplicity of kinds of mothers. Marketers seem to understand that not all mothers are the same – some like breakfast in bed, some want to be allowed to shower and dress before brunch, or want a picnic lunch halfway through an athletic hike, or just want to be taken out to a nice dinner. Some mothers will enjoy being sent flowers, and some will appreciate books. Mothers – it seems – come in all shape and sizes and temperaments. Read the rest of this entry ?


WND – Spring Dinner

June 7, 2012

When I finished 10th grade everyone involved agreed that for their sanity and mine it was better that Chemistry and I part ways. I don’t know exactly what my mental block on Chemistry was, but I was terrible at it. The only parts of it that I even marginally understood were the parts where you set peanuts on fire and boiled water in a test tube from the resulting flame (to calculate the number of calories in a peanut), and balancing equations. The balancing equations part of chemistry I still wasn’t exceptionally good at, but at least derived a sense of satisfaction from making everything achieve a state of equilibrium on either side of the = symbol. This is also, I suspect, why I enjoyed doing math proofs (plus, at the bottom of math proofs you get to write Q.E.D. which always made me feel terrible erudite and like I was one step closer to inhabiting a British school boy novel). Read the rest of this entry ?