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22 December 2011

High Plains Blizzard

There is an old saying in the Plains (including Oklahoma), that in the winter  there is nothing between you and the North Pole but two barbed wire fences. It can really feel that way, when the wind comes down the plains, and the wind chill drops to the single digits. The Plains were hit by a real blizzard earlier this week and sadly I missed it! I’m in Oklahoma for …

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Last Minute Gifts For That Science Geek You Know

My wife tells me that I should have written this post three days ago, because that is Christmas “last-minute” in her mind. Being a guy, last-minute is closing time on Christmas Eve, so here we go with a few gift ideas for someone who likes to learn new things! Fair warning up front, though, these ideas are going to be a bit lame for your Uncle Ralph who has a …

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