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5 Dangerous Things for Kids 0

5 Dangerous Things for Kids

Gever Tulley (of Tinkering School) gave a talk at TED a couple of years ago about five dangerous things you should let your kids do. He doesn’t have his own kids, but we do,...

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It’s gotta be the shoes

We (Tom and Peter) got new shoes called FiveFingers from Vibram which are unlike any other type of shoe you have probably ever seen before. They have separate sections for each of your toes...

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Tadpoles: The Saga Begins

A week or two ago we found a lot of tadpoles and decided to bring a few home. We brought home 50 tadpoles and they are very interesting This is where we found our...

Playing Hooky 0

Playing Hooky

Chris & I took the day off and went hiking up Great Blue Hill. It was a beautiful day. Sunny, about 88 degrees. The blueberries were ripe and we met a couple of deer...

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse 0

Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse, Betelgeuse

You’ve probably heard that Betelgeuse has recently been showing signs of instability. This might be a sign that it’s going to become a supernova. Yesterday, Ctein considered the question of how bright it would...

Add Sugar and Sell It 0

Add Sugar and Sell It

For the 4th, Stephen Fry posted a lecture he gave a while back that tries to capture what it is that makes America unique. A lot of people have tried that in the past,...

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A day in the life

I had my birthday party today. We built forts of cardboard and duct tape (mostly duct tape). This was one of them. Then we proceeded to attack each other with foam and PVC weapons...