April 27th, 2021

Annual Quilt Show a Winner

Over 100 quilts were on display for Scraps & Threads annual quilt show.  In addition there were several special displays including Quilts for Cops, PIGS, Veteran Quilts, and the Star Baby Quilt Class. Quilts for Cops is a project spearheaded by Melody Casey. The guild is providing “small quilts for cops to keep in their… Continue reading Annual Quilt Show a Winner

“Serving North Lincoln County”

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” -Robert Frost

Frog Eggs and Toad Eggs

Spring seems to have finally arrived, and soon the pond will be full of little frogs. As it turns out, frog eggs and toad eggs are different, and far easier to tell apart than the tadpoles. Frog eggs typically form nice clumps. -this years batch are particularly muddy. Toad eggs, however, will generally be in… Continue reading Frog Eggs and Toad Eggs

The Power Elites

About the time I was learning to read, C. Wright Mills was writing the sociological classic The Power Elite.  Like his The Sociological Imagination, it is a text that remains insightful 60 years after his death. Mills was a conflict theorist, strongly influenced by Weber and Marx . . . and I suppose it would… Continue reading The Power Elites

Thatch Ants

Our mound-building ants in this part of the country are Western Thatching Ants, Formica obscuripes.These ants are rather special because they generally have multiple active queens in a single colony – the young queens often help out and reproduce at home, instead of founding their own new colonies…

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An IQ Too Low for the Military

Jordan Peterson has a brief video on youtube describing the IQ cutoff the US military uses in recruitment. (Jordan Peterson | The Most Terrifying IQ Statistic)  He explains that the army doesn’t recruit for people who score below 83 because they can’t be trained.  I think he has simplified the explanation – the ASVAB is… Continue reading An IQ Too Low for the Military

Artisan Soaps
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Non-reproducible research

About 20 years ago, I realized that I had a fairly unique opportunity to test the hypothesis that 4-H was strongest where it was multigenerational – 4-H members grew up to be 4-H leaders, and the program was strongest where the multi-generational membership was the most common.  I was working with 22 counties, and 4… Continue reading Non-reproducible research

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