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Early experiences in science

April 27th is Tell-a-Story Day. It is also what would have been my Pop’s 71st birthday. Time for another story with him. Pop did his PhD in the mid- to late-Seventies, on the topic of cocaine. Specifically, the study looked at the effects of coca leaf extracts on the physiology of rats, as a way to understand … Continue reading

Item #21 – Wrapping Paper

I wouldn’t normally count a consumable item like this as an object, but I have had this one for at least 15 years, so like my old highlighter pen, this item has become an object. This roll of wrapping paper was originally purchased in the early ‘naughts, for the purpose of wrapping a very large … Continue reading

Item #3: Jumping Dog

You’ve probably seen one of these before: a plush, mechanical dog that walks a few steps, slowly sits down and then – WOOSH – does a backflip, lands on it’s feet and starts again (occasionally, it lands on its side or head, and then just flails its legs about until you rescue it). In earlier … Continue reading