Tag Archives: Arkansas

Goodbye, Mom

Soon, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette will run my mother’s obituary. However, it would not be right for me to allow the obituary they print to be her only one. Mom’s name when she was born, on January 4, 1942, was Mina … Continue reading

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A Lesson Involving the Social Use of Color

RobertLovesPi’s social-interaction lesson of the day: different colors of fabric can actually mean something else, besides simply reflecting different wavelengths of light, and these meanings can shift quickly. (I already knew this could happen once per day, but was only … Continue reading

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The Physics of Cats, Copperheads, Centipedes, Catbounce, and Catbouncemax

Definition of catbouncemax (shortened form of “maximum catbounce”): for any particular cat, its catbouncemax is equal to the takeoff kinetic energy of that cat if it suddenly and unexpectedly finds itself face-to-face with an adult copperhead snake. I’ve actually seen … Continue reading

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Simplified Arkansas Weather Forecast for June, July, and August, of Almost Any Year

Warning: to avoid serious risk of major depression, read no further during May of any year, if trapped in Arkansas with little or no hope of quick escape. Today: hot! Tonight: so hot you won’t be able to sleep, because … Continue reading

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Free the Frozen People!

After seeing this sign in a local grocery store, I carefully searched the entire frozen food section, but I could find neither the frozen Mexican, nor the frozen Asian. Since they were gone, but the sign indicates they were there … Continue reading

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Teaching in Central Arkansas? Here’s a Key to Acronyms in Common Use in Our Profession.

Originally posted on Reading Acronym Soup:
This site was compiled by teachers. While we have strived for accuracy, we cannot guarantee that this alphabetized list is free from error. It is also not intended to represent the viewpoints of our…

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Welcome to Arkansas: The Tornado State

We’re under a tornado watch here, for approximately the thousandth time in my life. Seeing a “tornado watch” alert is about as rare here as seeing a Walmart. Do wake me up if there’s a tornado warning, though, please.

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