I suppose I am lucky to remember my school days (Primary School and Secondary School) fondly. I can point to any number of teachers from whom I learned a lot, and who gave their time in extra-curricular activities. Sports, choir, orchestra, theatre, excursions, fly-tying and countless others were all offered. One particular teacher, my 3rd … Continue reading THEY AREN’T “YOUR” KIDS, TEACHERS
One truly has to hand it to English, (the language, not the People). It is a fun language – adaptable, flexible and with a slight sense of… mischief. I mean, any language where one can both “affect an effect” and “effect an affect” must have something going for it, right? Besides, who amongst us has … Continue reading THE ABLATIVE DILEMMA
On Memorial Day, which is celebrated in America this weekend, (and in the UK on November 11th), we remember those who died in conflict on behalf of their Countries, and more broadly, on behalf of Western civilization. While we think of this generally in terms of World War 2 and images of young men in … Continue reading ON: MEMORIAL DAY AND “LEST WE FORGET”
Recently, a group of retired senior military officers wrote an open letter. You can read it, here: https://flagofficers4america.com. It summarizes with a conclusion that, “..Our nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of … Continue reading A VERY INTERESTING LETTER.
WOW – what a crazy election. It is tight as a drumhead with several states still undecided – AK, AZ, GA, NE and PA. At the time of writing, Candidate Biden is within two or three EC votes of 270, while Incumbent Trump is far behind, but ahead on all the counts except for NE. … Continue reading ELECTION REFLECTIONS – POST.. Sort of..
Way back in 2016, I was astonished how people paid attention to the fairly outspoken nature of then candidate Trump, while ignoring what appeared to me to be the established and deeply ingrained entitlement of his opponent, candidate Clinton. It wasn’t about policy for very long, after all, the Democrats were saying what politicians always … Continue reading ELECTION REFLECTIONS…. PRE
In the olden days, kiddies, it was possible for a high-schooler with a flare for science to work hard, get their high-school exams tucked away and then leave school to work in a lab . When they started work, they were taught and learned everything the lab needed. That included all the basic stuff such … Continue reading REINVENTING THE JUNIOR TECHNICIAN
Not to focus on him particularly, but Dr Fauci popped into my LinkedIn feed recently as the subject of an article in “InStyle” magazine . The article highlighted a quote of his, “With all Due Modesty, I think I’m Pretty Effective.” and I’m not going to debate that here. The interview focused on topical matters, … Continue reading JUST RETIRE, ALREADY!!
For those of us who have been living under a rock, or so enjoying the blissful benefits of domestic lockdown that we haven’t cared to pay attention, there’s a lot of interest in vaccine development to this pesky COVID19 thing. COVID19 is the disease that humans develop as a result of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus. … Continue reading THERE’S TIMMUNITY AND THERE’S BIMMUNITY, AND THEY’RE DIFFERENT.
In a Simpler Time… Once upon a time, Gentle Reader, in a Faculty office Far Far Away, an newly-minted Lecturer (Assistant Professor in the American and many other systems) found in their mail the very first paper they had ever been asked to review for publication in a Scientific Journal. Opening the magical envelope, they … Continue reading THE CURSE OF “ADDITIONAL DATA”.
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