Sunday, March 27, 2011


I am slowly writing a book about chemistry for a general crowd.  I have been at it for a while and I'm barely started. I want it to be interesting.  How do you make science interesting? For that matter, how do you write anything ‘interesting’?  

For some time now, I have collected ‘well-phrased’ thoughts I come across.  Interesting thoughts.  I’m trying to learn.  I’ll pull some of them out of the vault for you today.  My brother once said: “Bill Gates has probably done more good for the world than all of the hippies combined.”.   It was kinda deep.  I liked it, so I kept it.  

I appreciate an author who lets me help with the thinking - drops me off at the party but doesn’t stay.  Like this: “The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.”  (E.B. White).  You have to take just a second to get it, and then realize the futility of the advice... and it feels nice to do that doesn't it.

Good comedians and good rappers.  If I had to listen to anyone all day it would be them:
The trouble with jogging is the the ice falls out of my glass.’ Martin Mull
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing’ Red Foxx
And did you ever stop to think, I’m old enough to go to war, but I ain’t old enough to drink.’ Tupac.

Do you think I can write a book about chemistry with humour and timing and balance and rhythm in the words?  It might take me a while :)  

Kate and Wallace are in Canadia visiting family.  I am alone with my work and my thoughts.  There is plenty of work of course... and I should get back to it.  It was nice to visit with you.

I'll leave you with a gift... here is my beautiful boy in his grandparent's tub yesterday.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

What's this dad?

- Hey what's this dad?
- It's just a lemon Wallaby.

- It's awesome!  I must swallow it immediately!

- Hey!  What the heck dad?  Come on!  It doesn't fit in my mouth.

- I know it doesn't young'in... that's sort of the point.

- Oh yeah, I'll show you!!!

- This is ridiculous dad!  Why do they make these stupid lemons so big?  I quit.

- Okay Wallaby, i wouldn't normally condone quitting something so fast, but in this ca-- Hey what's this dad?