The World is Made of Styrofoam Balls and Pipe Cleaners

Consider this picture: These are Styrofoam models of a couple molecules, ubiquitous in grade school and high school chemistry classes, at least back in my day. Their usefulness as a teaching tool is evident – they show the elemental composition of the molecule and the relationships between the various elements. Balls of different sizes and … Continue reading “The World is Made of Styrofoam Balls and Pipe Cleaners”

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m grateful I have a job which allows me to take care of my family in a style pretty easy to get accustomed to. However, still looking at one more week (at least) of stupid-busy (heavy on the stupid – when you consult, the customer can be unconsciously rude and demanding, and there’s not a … Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”