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October 2017

Rewarding Mediocrity-A National Malaise

Every generation of Americans have shared a common general objective….to provide more secure and more fulfilling lives for our children.  The natural tendency is to want our children and grandchildren to have it better than we did.  We want them… Continue Reading →

History of Life Expectancy in the US

Our allotted time on this earth is not, and will never be, guaranteed.  Our individual life expectancy’s are dictated by a myriad of factors…..many of which we can influence, but many more which we cannot.  Some parts genetic luck and… Continue Reading →

Our Mother’s Death-A Time for Reflection

Our mothers.  Our givers of life.  Over the course of our lifelong relationships with our mothers we often lose sight of that fundamental, unalterable, fact.  They gave us life.  Without them, there is no us.  Our fathers contributed to the… Continue Reading →

A History of Music Players

What would our lives be like without music?  A couple of words that come to mind would be “bland” and “colorless”.  Event the most joyless contrarians likely have at least a basic appreciation of music.   For many of us our… Continue Reading →

Speed of Light and Vastness

Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity was reviewed in a previous post.  As discussed within that article the speed of light is a key component of Einstein’s equation E=MC2.  Here is the link to that post. http://reflectionsandtidbits.com/2017/09/26/emc2squared-what-the-heck/ How can we put the speed… Continue Reading →

Baby Boomer Toys-A Rich History

What is a “Baby Boomer”?  Anyone born in the United States between the years 1946 and 1964 is classified as a Baby Boomer.  The term stems from the fact that the US experienced a significant increase in annual birth rates… Continue Reading →

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