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8 or 9 Fingers

A friend told me he perceives Covid-19 will have three seasons. And I responded, “Health crisis, Economic Crisis, and Energy Crisis.” It sounds profound, but that was what my brain could see. Everyone can see the health crisis. Thousands of people die daily as during a major war. In many …

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Healthy Lockdown

Reading this, you are likely locked down, partially or fully. A friend prefers to say locked in. At least, our movement is largely restricted. There have been encouraging effects of the lockdown such as cleaner air in China, dolphins coming to the quays in Italy, and general peace and quiet …

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Work from Home Tips

Courtesy of the Corona Pandemic, many people now work from home. This cuts off the cost of transiting from home to work and back; and it literally adds hours to some people’s days: the hours spent in traffic every day. At the start, you may find yourself spending double the …

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Bimetallic Strip Growth

A bimetallic strip is a contraption of 2 dissimilar metals, say aluminium and brass. Imagine having two rulers, one aluminium, one brass. Glue the two together along their lenghts and you have a bimetallic strip. What is the essence? It is used to measure temperature and get an electrical system …

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Artful Dodging

At some point, we couldn't avoid the cloudy bumps any more. We had to pass through them if we were going to land at the intended airport.

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The Slough of Prejudice

“The spell and the impact which the personality and the views of [H.M.] cost and made on me must have been enchanting and profound. It was some twenty years later that I was able to wade out of the slough of prejudice with which I had been indoctrinated …, and …

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A Teenage King

The preacher began to talk about the great things that happened in the reign of a King of Israel who ascended the throne at age 16! Wow! What technological advancements. Then he mentioned the name of the king! Uzziah? Was that not the one whose demise marked the beginning of …

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