Category Archives: Life

Things That Make Me Smile No.116: Steampunk in Action

While the logical follow up to my essay last week would be a work of steampunk art I had created, I have only the one mechanical dog that I’ve shown you before (the artwork for my article is a celebration … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.115: Fantasy

I’ve been a storyteller since before I could read or write. Among my first reads were many folktales from many cultures. Not the cleaned up Disney versions, but the original teaching tales with simple lessons like don’t go out into … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 02-24-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Pollination (Agriculture) A lucky happenstance has led to the first steps toward robotic pollinators to supplement falling bee populations. While an interesting idea, it should not take the place of … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.114: Automata

One of the incredible automata built by Pierre Jaquet Droz in the late 1700s, this is “The Writer,” a scribe created by a Swiss clockmaker and capable of writing any message limited only by the number of characters. It still … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 02-17-2017

Scientists (Interesting People) Maria Sibylla Merian was a female scientist before the Victorian Era who, through keen observation, recorded details about plants, animals, and insects that refuted the commonly accepted beliefs of the time. She was celebrated…until the Victorian Era … Continue reading

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