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Ask A Geek Anything Volume 19

Good Morning, and welcome to ask AAGA Volume 20 We regret that we only have one asterisk.  (well, actually that’s not quite true, there’s several of us on staff, so we have several asses to risk, but hey it doesn’t scan as well)  This is the corner of the internet where we’re willing to answer […]

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Introduction

Mad Scientist’s Apprentice: Introduction

When I talked to the editing staff about what I should do next for this blog, Pat Richardson pointed out that I’m a female in college for a STEM degree. That’s a hot topic, he said. You should write about it. I suspect I may have trouble keeping it interesting, but I will give it […]

Geeky Kids go Back to School

Geeky Kids go Back to School

We had a wonderful summer. But like all good things, it has come to a close, with the warmth of the sun still lingering, and a few days of curling up in the shade with a book left. I talked to the kids about school schedules for a bit, with one in middle school, one […]

Geeky Kids go to the Arboretum

Geeky Kids go to the Arboretum

I will say up front that neither of my children share my strange obsession with plants: they are not botany geeks. But they have lived with me and know what I like, just as I know what they like. So I took them to the butterfly house. Cost: free (not all arboretums are) Pets: no […]

Level Up:  You Can’t Trust the Government

Level Up: You Can’t Trust the Government

The United States Government routinely publishes dietary guidelines that essentially dictate food policy for the American government.  Many people, from within the US and without, use these guidelines to determine what is “healthy” eating.  Now, people are learning that they are apparently being snookered on a few things. One of the biggest issues is breakfast.  […]

Geeky Kids go to the Museum: Part 2

Geeky Kids go to the Museum: Part 2

In the first part, the kids enjoyed a trip to the Air Force Museum even though it was too large to see everything. In this part second, we visited the Dayton Art Institute, a relatively small art museum with a very nice collection. Neither of the geeky kids have much experience at all with an […]

Level Up: Fitness and the Superhero

The other night, the family and I watched a neat “documentary” on Netflix called 1 of 1: Genesis.  The result of a collaboration between the unlikely partners of Marvel and ESPN, it’s all about the comparisons between superheroes and star athletes. First, let me say that I do think the term “hero” being used to […]

Geeky Kids go to the Museum: Part 1

Geeky Kids go to the Museum: Part 1

In this ongoing series about fun summer activities which will engage the geeky kids, I’m trying to talk about ways you can entertain and educate, hopefully sparking interest in the young ones that will grow into a flame for learning more. We’re doing some things which are specific to the area we’re in, like this […]

Level Up: It’s not all about vanity

First, allow me to start off by apologizing for the last couple of weeks.  You see, I was in the midst of moving.  Not across country, but across town.  To make matters worse, all we had to do it with was a couple of pick-up trucks, so I’ve been quite busy over those couple of […]

Pride

Pride

Pride. It is a necessary part of heroism and heroic characters. It also gets a bad rap from far too many people. The people who belittle pride come in two very unrelated types. The Christians who consider it a deadly sin and those who want to destroy a nation by destroying its pride in itself. […]