Category Archives: Original Writing

What Is Your Science Interest?

I’ve always had an interest in outer space, and last year I began subscribing to Astronomy magazine.  It’s full of fascinating scientific articles and tidbits, but what caught my eye in the May 2018 issue (yes, it’s out already; you have to plan ahead to watch the sky) was the “Strange Universe” column by Bob

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The Charitable Side of Collecting

My friends know I’m a Disney collector.  For almost thirty years, I’ve belonged to the Disneyana Fan Club (DFC, originally the NFFC,, and it’s been a very rewarding experience on many levels.  I know most people have their outside interests and passions, but I also realize occasionally these passions can get a bit… extreme. 

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On Trees and Relationships

I have a ginkgo tree in my front yard.  It was not my doing; it came with the house.  If you’re not familiar with this type, it’s sometimes referred to as the maidenhair tree.  The only surviving species in the division Ginkgophyta, it goes back at least 270 million years (  The probable reason there is

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