Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Old Rusty Pipe

This was kind of a fun project – an exhaust pipe that had rusted through on a pick-up noticed 30 min. prior to a 14 hour trip. How to reattach everything so that it doesn’t drop onto the highway. What … Continue reading

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Mentoring

I’ve been independently learning how to program in python (2.6-2.7). I’ve written a few different programs, already. The ones below: a) the program Mentor.py helps to diversify mentoring if people are looking to establish mentoring relationships this year – specifically … Continue reading

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A Light Bulb Comes On

Benjamin Franklin was the oldest signer of the Declaration of Independence, at 70. Highly inventive (credited with the lightning rod, bifocals, and the carriage odometer), he participated in many discussions with Priestley and Jefferson. At the Priestley house, I had … Continue reading

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Tin Cans

Most of us have done the experiment of putting a nail in water or vinegar. We saw that at the Jefferson place, Isaac Granger was already making nails back there. Why was the nail forge in a separate building from … Continue reading

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Science at the Priestley House

The house was designed so that it had a few chimneys, including an area with 2 furnaces where Joseph Priestley built his laboratory. At the time of my visit, we were treated to a demonstration on his discovery of oxygen. … Continue reading

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Monday at the Priestley House

I’m temporarily putting aside the immediate issue of people, jails, and civil rights struggles, for the “occurring tomorrow” issue that is animal rights – also close to my heart. The national animal rights conference was held in Virginia this year … Continue reading

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Sunday at The Priestley House

Intrigued by the Jefferson Bible, I thought I would try to understand a little more about the Jefferson idea of church.  It turns out that while he was Vice President (at the time, the government seat was Philadelphia), Jefferson attended … Continue reading

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