February 16th, 2021

“Serving North Lincoln County”

Windchill

It’s not really that cold out, is it? Are you asking the thermometer? To a chemist or a physicist, temperature is really just a measure of how fast the molecules that make up air are moving, how much energy they have. To those of us more interested in what the thermometer says outside, temperature has… Continue reading Windchill

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” -Anais Nin

Inflation

Inflation is one of the very basic, very important economic concepts. It is deceptively simple. Increase the supply of money, and it’s like inflating a balloon. The amount of air in the balloon increases, the amount of money in the system increases. This is essentially what happens whenever the government prints more money. When the… Continue reading Inflation

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We don’t need more PLUs

Somewhen about 30 years ago, I listened to a guy say “We need more PLU’s on this board.  We need employees that are PLU’s.”  I didn’t know what a PLU was, so I asked, and got the simple explanation: “People Like Us.”  I thought about it – and having a board filled with people like… Continue reading We don’t need more PLUs

Ask The Entomologist: What’s this bug in my breakfast?

Excellent question, and an attractive little fellow it is. This furry worm-like beastie is a larder beetle larva, a member of family Dermestidae. If you’ve ever watched a criminal mystery program on television, you’ve probably seen these insects’ relatives make an appearance with forensic entomologists. Dermestid beetles are often used to clean meat off bones,… Continue reading Ask The Entomologist: What’s this bug in my breakfast?

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The mind is not a vessel to be built, but a fire to be kindled. -Plutarch

Before Colt made the Python

Before there was the Python, there was the King conversion.  At a time when I couldn’t afford it, an old gunsmith in Havre tried to sell me a King revolver, similar to the one shown below.  The part I liked best was the small mirror, angled to catch even minimal light and reflect it onto… Continue reading Before Colt made the Python

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