The End of the World

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Random, Science

How the world is going to end, or at least how human civilization will end, is something that religious folks and wannabe intellectuals talk about all the time. But what is going to end it all? And when will it happen? Rarely is the subject approached with cool logic, educated foresight, and statistical probabilities. We’re going to give it a shot.

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Dinner at the Coronado Room

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Complaints, Random, Stories

I just returned from a road trip that I took across Arizona with my mother for her birthday. We hit the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley. All in all, a great adventure. Great sights, fantastic weather, but every time we came into a new town, we had to find good places to eat. In the Grand Canyon gateway town of Tusayan, we chose poorly.

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What’s Going to Happen

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Random, Science

We’re on the verge of curing major diseases and sending tourists into space. What else does the future hold? Move over, Nostradamus. Here are headlines from the future.

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The Nyveen Name

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Random

In university, I took an interest in my family tree. Searching the web, I found names of ancestors and cousins that I never knew I had. As my tree grew, I began to wonder where the Nyveen family name came from. What did it mean? Who was the first to use it?

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