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Environment

The Future – the Facts

Photo by Trace Hudson on Pexels.com What the future will be like is a contentious issue, as it is not about what has been, but what might happen. There are those who choose to deny it, who find it overwhelming or depressing, who stick their heads in the sand and conversely, those who are moved… Continue reading The Future – the Facts

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blogging

Hometown Conversations

My 7th Great Grandfathers house Sønder Felding Hometown - Home - Hjem What does it mean? There is that trite saying - "Home is where the heart is," but that saying means little to me. My current hometown is a relatively new one, at the Home by the Sea. Origins Whilst my blogger colleague, Sandy… Continue reading Hometown Conversations

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Community

Booted Out of Bikram

A while back I attended two classes in Bikram Yoga. This is yoga performed in a hot room. Source: https://www.wetravel.com/ You see, I love a good sauna, and I like yoga.... perfect combination? Right? WRONG! Classically trained on and off for the past 30 or so years in Iyengar/ Hatha yoga as a recreational pursuit… Continue reading Booted Out of Bikram

Community, History & Traditions

CCC Challenge: Curie for Chemistry

her dissertation was the greatest single contribution to science ever written. Madame Curie…. amazing woman!

The World Is A Book...

“A woman of courage, conviction and yes, contradictions…”    — Julie Des Jardin

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Madame Curie (1867-1934) won the Nobel Prize twice. She was awarded half of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1903 with her husband and the second in 1911.  Against all the odds, including traveling from Poland to Paris to get education, she earned a PhD in physics, and Professors declared thather dissertation was the greatest single contribution to science ever written.

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Julie Des Jardins, the author “The Passion of Madame Curie” (the Smithsonian 2011 October issue), told a story; when Curie was married in 1895 to Pierre Curie, a physicist, she donned a blue cotton dress that was practical enough to wear in the lab after the ceremony. And, her lab was in a dilapidated shed with broken windows and poor ventilation. Irene, her daughter, was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1935.

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