For those of you unfamiliar with the dissertation process (and it varies school-to-school), my University requires an idea paper first. The idea paper is 25 to 40 pages long and is where you sell your idea to a potential advisior. Once the advisor agrees to your idea paper (which may be after many edits), a […]
Archive for March, 2006
“In Paris, of a blow from the proboscis of an elephant, M. Barthelemy, a celebrated engineer and mechanist.
In New Jersey, Mr. James Wood, aged 100. He was deaf and dumb, and has left a widow in the same situation.”
From: The Green-Mountain Farmer; Date: 1816-05-20; Vol: VII; Iss: 38; Page: .
Note: these were found as I […]
Scruffy, our elder family cat, has been excessively fond of Rick, my son-in-law. Mornings found Scruffy rushing in to curl up beside Rick. That behavior was slightly modified when a mohair lap throw was added to the bed. Then Scruffy would alternate: Rick, mohair, Rick. Best of all, though, was when mohair was next to […]
Living on a flood plain is dumb. I know, I did it. When we moved to British Columbia, our first priority was to find a home with a dock. (Don’t ask - just see my pages on boats.) We decided to live on Vancouver Island and went searching for property. We found a place on […]
My daughter pointed me to this clever solution. I can readily understand not wanting to kill a mouse. Over the years, I have rescued quite a few from indoors and transported them to the outside. One amusing catch happened in British Columbia where I have a home in a rural area. One particularly irritating problem […]