Old Stone Age

December 20, 2009

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In the 1820s a Danish archeologist named Christian Jürgensen Thomsen divided prehistory into three ages.  He did this to help him classify artifacts for the Danish Royal Commission for the Preservation and Collection of Antiquities.  He picked out a trait easy to discern: What are the artifacts made of?  That’s how we ended up with the oft-heard […]

“Get up, Trinity.”

December 15, 2009

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Remember in The Matrix when Trinity is escaping from the agent and winds up on her back at the bottom of a flight of stairs aiming two guns at the door above?  She lays there panting and panicking for a moment before… “Get up, Trinity,” she commands herself, “GET … UP!”  That’s how I feel […]

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Buck’s Grok

December 2, 2009

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… Wherein the protagonist whines briefly about hurdles, but goes on to discuss how to proceed in a useful way. I hope all of you who celebrate US Thanksgiving had a great one!  For me, the beginning of December is the end of a very long and difficult month, full of illness and a long, […]

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Plant, Animal, and Stone

November 24, 2009

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Did you miss me?  So did I.  In this post, I’ll talk about the museum I visited the weekend before last and about flintknapping. As I said, the weekend was a lot of fun.  My father took me to visit the Connecticut Museum of Mining & Mineral Science in Kent, CT.  There a man named […]

I’m Still Alive

November 22, 2009

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…in case you were wondering.  But I’m sick.  Nothing serious. I regret not posting here for a week, but between finishing my move and getting sick the post I’ve been working on has been coming along very slowly.  It’s about half done and I could probably finish it tonight, but a sick boy ought to […]

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Miscellaneous Update

November 15, 2009

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Greetings! I had a good weekend.  🙂 But, once again, the full report will not be immediate.  I have to admit, this month is proving to be overwhelming.  There’s a lot going on in addition to my first month of Grok Project.  But I foresee getting the hang of the project (insomuch as that is […]

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In Connecticut

November 13, 2009

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Here I am in Connecticut!  This promises to be a wet weekend, so attempt #1 of fire-making may have to be postponed.  But I’m on track to learn flintknapping with John Pawloski tomorrow.  I will, of course, let you all know how it goes. Thank you for reading.  🙂

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