Every mystery ever solved has turned out to be: not magic -- Tim Minchin
My wife and I live a quiet life dedicated to each other (I know, she said so when I asked her <grin>).
We are both Knowledge Junkies. I have a degree in physics and math. I am now privately studying Biology focused on Evolution and the inner workings of The Cell. I find the micro world a new playground for my mind and microscope. I maintain a very small lab (in the basement) . I have cobbled together enough basic equipment so I can grow and analyse samples I collect. I am constantly amazed how my back yard is a marvelous place to collect new and interesting "stuff.".
My "lab" doubles as an acoustics studio too (another of many interests). I have a 8 track digital recorder and my trusty Macky mixer. So I "collect" and analyse (play with) sounds that I find. I hope to get a portable digital recorder so that I don't need my laptop or Iphone when i'm "in the field."
My darling wife reads just about anything put in front of her (save science or math). It helps that she can read a "warp" speed. She loves the written word and the turning of pages. She and I am constantly challenging each other to expand into "new" interests.
When something new comes along she intensely studys the topic from several different points of view,when possible. She has such a knack for research and better than excellent memory. I'm trying to get her to write down her investigations as essays or a blog, could it be that she is afraid of the computer? Her research and analysis on very difficult and complex topics is prolific. I try to tell her that information in the noodle isn't helping anyone save her. I think that she is shy.
We both have an interest in the history of WWII and how it still effects the world today. It is amazing to us how that terrible conflict and the past and present ramifications of the ensuing politics remains cogent.
A rare political message:
A free uncensored internet! It's just that simple.
We have two dogs and a black cat. Dog number one is a beagle named Apollo. (with a thyroid problem - he's a bit plump) and a yellow lab named Rigby who I am sure can read our minds and emotions. They both have deep dark eyes that melt my heart. I know that they have the same effect on my wife too.
what else ....
- decision analysis (science, math, psychology)
- Separation of Church and State
- Sherlock Holmes
- the Theory of Evolution (where a Theory is MORE than a fact !!!!)
- bonsai trees
- classic rock (Pink Floyd, Zep, Deep Purple, YES, ELP ..... You know ... Classic)
- Ancient Greece
- Ancient Rome
- Dark Ages
- Religious intolerance
- eating my wifes cooking
- private things
- THINKING (It takes practice)
The list goes on and on ........
ON MY MIND .....
Dark Ages- 1500 years of "Christendom" ( Christians turn at running things). Of all those who one way or the other inherited the power to really make history how do they compare. A partial list, not in any particular order there were the Jews, Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, and of course the Romans. not forgetting non Western hemispheres such as China, India, and many others but no group was as effective as the Christians when they rose to power - , intolerance, crusades, mass slaughter, deliberate imposed ignorance,plagues, inquisition, toucher - real, not just kids in the army that are a little bored, )