Monthly Archives: August 2012

Building a Medicine Cabinet

Gas card is gone, so no way to go back out to East Texas for the moment.  Kids seem to be adjusting to school.  Put out some info for Hurricane Isaac, basically offering to share my trailer for 1 week … Continue reading

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Remembering a Mission: Neil

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Back to School: Part 2

I had told the boys that if they wanted to do things with me, they would have to go to bed early, because I get up early.  They were up until 3 am, and by the time they woke up … Continue reading

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Back to School: Part 1 – Boundaries and a River

It’s time for school.  The boys had been out West most of the summer, but had been back for 5 days to get ready for school.  I headed out to East Texas, with my chainsaw in the back of the … Continue reading

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More Excerpts from My Writing: Prokofiev and Baseball

Prokofiev After restrapping my broken backpack belt with a ratchet tie-down so that the pack could carry more than 20 lbs without having everything collapse onto my shoulders, my dog Petey and I arrived at the Roger’s Conservation Center in … Continue reading

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The Dimension of Water

I added another word problem to the English musical numbers word_problems file. 01c: FORMULA: VAR1*((VAR2*2)/VAR3) VARIABLES: 3 PROB: If you drive VAR1[INT,1,25]VAR1 times per month to school, and each trip is VAR2[FLOAT,1,10]VAR2 miles each way, and your vehicle gets an … Continue reading

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Spanish Musical Numbers, Superscripts, and Some Algebra

I have the geometry file translated into Spanish, and have added a little section with algebra (still not translated).  The algebra problems work most of the time, but sometimes blow up (give really big values), and occasionally reiterate the answer … Continue reading

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French Musical Numbers and Fractions

This is still a little on the rough side, especially with the word problems that still need to be translated.  I have not tested everything, but the program itself runs in French with a fractions option, and associated word problems … Continue reading

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The Language of Nature and the Nature of Language

On the way back from the Enchanted Rock, I picked up some recycled construction material – 2 2 and a half foot doors and other wood, that I’m making into a futon, and a medicine cabinet.  Making my own furniture … Continue reading

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Rock and A Bigger View

Friday night, I headed west with the dogs following the rainbow in search of adventure. My car, without the attached bike, was now pulling a pretty respectable 37.8 mpg.  This fuel efficiency was more in line with what I was … Continue reading

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