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Mundane

Mundane? I Beg To Differ With You

Opinion by VJ Miller, Sr.

You Need To Be a Little Laid Back:

Some people find simple pleasures in the so-called, “Mundane” things in life.  What is so odd or ridiculous about:

  • Laying on your back in a meadow and watching the clouds slowly drift by.
  • Observing a caterpillar as it chows down on a leaf.
  • Sitting on the shoreline watching the waves slowly roll in.
  • Observing kids building a sand castle.
  • Watching an ant struggle to move a large grain of sand.
  • A squirrel poking its nose through the leaf litter in search of some juicy morsel.
  • Listening to the distant wail of a freight train engine horn.
  • Watching distant lightning as the storm slowly rolls in.
  • The sound of rain as it seemingly fries the street.
  • The silence of huge nighttime snowflakes while they drift down all around you.

And the best part is because all of these things are absolutely FREE. Continue reading Mundane? I Beg To Differ With You

Astrophysics For People in a Hurry: a review

by Neil deGrasse Tyson –  208 pages
review by VJ Miller, Sr.

I’ve always had a strong interest in science, astrophysics and especially the history of discoveries in science. Nova, on PBS, has been a staple in my TV watching. I have seen Neil deGrasse Tyson many times on the program and when I heard of this book I had to see how he made it something a person in a hurry would want to take the time to read.

Naturally, it starts with the Big Bang and the multitude of events that happened in less than a second after the explosion; the first elements that were created and how and why they interacted with each other. He reminds us that the universe is under no obligation to make sense to us so this book goes on to bring the universe into focus in a way it can be understood. Continue reading Astrophysics For People in a Hurry: a review