A Day in the Life of Thomas Jefferson

In his pockets, Jefferson carried such a variety of portable instruments for making observations and measurements that he’s been dubbed a “traveling calculator.” Among his collection of pocket-sized devices were scales, drawing instruments, a thermometer, a surveying compass, a level, and even a globe. To record all these measurements, Jefferson carried a small ivory notebook (pictured) on which he could write in pencil. Back in his Cabinet, or office, he…

This is Not the Title of This Essay

This essay is full of mistakes. Idea after idea and sentence after sentence is simply wrong. This sentence, for example, is false. Worse yet, this not even complete sentence! A long time ago (so the legend goes) a Cretan prophet by the name of Epimenides declared that “All Cretans are liars.” This paradoxical statement has come to be known as the Epimenides paradox or the Liar paradox This Adam (or…

A First Pass at Podcasting Guidelines

Podcasting is liberating, even for regular broadcasters. You are no longer tied to the programming schedule, you can have listeners in Llanddewi Brefi, and you don’t have to have an editor if you don’t want to. Still, we may need to draw up some rules for podcasting. Or maybe rules is not the word, let’s call them guidelines. Here’s a list that I would LOVE to revise after some discussion…