August 2019

Starting A Book Club For Kids

Having led a few children's book clubs over the years, I think the most challenging thing involved wasn't prepping materials, having discussions or choosing books, but setting up the date and time! Everyone's schedules seem so hectic these days that it's often difficult to find a date and time that works for most people. Once you do that, everything is easy!

Using Poems To Fight Hatred, Racism and White Supremacy

When it comes to hate speech, nobody can top the politicians and talking heads currently spreading the violence, inciting people to chant "Send her back" at rallies regarding Ilhan Omar and even carrying out domestic terrorism under the very ideas they spread. Their words have power, and companies like Twitter and cable networks need to stop giving them this power and the ability to reach the masses with their hate speech.

Tucker Carlson: White Supremacy Is A "Hoax"

A man who has commented that immigration makes the United States dirtier and poorer now states that white supremacy is nothing but a hoax, since he's never met a white supremacist in his life. Meanwhile, Americans are fighting for their lives in their churches, supermarkets and movie theaters as white supremacists, incels and rage-filled men prey upon them using our own laws against us.

August Deals

August is nearly halfway over, but even if we're finished with the tax-free sales, that doesn't mean there aren't many other sales to enjoy this month. There are back-to-school bargains to be had at just about every store, and it's the time of year to pick up paper, glue and scissors for a quarter or 50 cents, laptops for $150 and dorm gear at a discount, too.

Nuclear Fusion 62 - Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory Makes Progress In Stabilizing Plasmas In Tokamaks

      I have posted a number of essays about research into nuclear fusion. If the reaction that powers the Sun and stars could be harnessed, it would provide abundant energy. The popular donut shaped tokamaks have serious problems confining the super-heated plasma to the center of the cavity.Super powerful magnets are necessary to create a container of magnetic fields.

Peninsula Energy Has Been Authorized By Wyoming To Use Acidic Solutions For In Situ Mining Of Uranium At The Lance Mine

       In situ leaching is a mining technique for extracting minerals such as copper and uranium. Holes are drilled into the ore deposit and leaching fluid is pumped into the holes. The solution carrying the dissolved ore is then pumped back to the surface and processed. In uranium in situ mining, an acidic solution such as sulfuric acid or an alkaline solution such as sodium bicarbonate is used.

Nuclear Reactors 706 - Antineutrinos Can Be Used To Monitor Operating Nuclear Reactors - Part 1 of 2 Parts

Part 1 of 2 Parts
        One major problem with monitoring the processes inside a nuclear reactor lies in the fact that there is a great deal of dangerous radiation released during operation of the reactor. Now a group of researchers have found a way to use antineutrinos to continuously monitor nuclear fission processes from outside of the reactor.

Peninsula Energy Has Been Authorized By Wyoming To Use Acidic Solutions For In Situ Mining Of Uranium At The Lance Mine

        In situ leaching is a mining technique for extracting minerals such as copper and uranium. Holes are drilled into the ore deposit and leaching fluid is pumped into the holes. The solution carrying the dissolved ore is then pumped back to the surface and processed. In uranium in situ mining, an acidic solution such as sulfuric acid or an alkaline solution such as sodium bicarbonate is used.

Zucchini Bread

I have vines everywhere, but unfortunately it's not from veggies I can eat right now, but from the pumpkins that are creeping all over the place! At our annual teen pumpkin chuckin', my kids' friends all throw pumpkins off our deck, resulting in some pretty awesome pumpkins they can chuck again the following year. 

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