Thursday, December 27, 2018


Netflix: Bad Blood

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Crepe myrtle

- red
- globose
- 9 ft

- Deep purple
- upright
- 19 ft

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016


  • Pinching
    • 1-2 cm
    • younger plant
    • fuller growth
  • Selective pruning
    • no more than 1/3rd of all branches at a time
  • full prune
    • All branches down to 2-3 nodes per branch
    • flowers will take time
    • but, plant will be nice
  • hard prune
    • rejuvenate the plant
    • old plant, lot of dead wood
The main idea is to prune just before a warming trend is coming, so that your hibiscus will grow very actively, and the increasing warmth will pull them forward into lush new growth.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Remove fading flowers
Heavy late winter pruning before leaves are put out.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Graham Hill on

Check out this amazing TED Talk:

Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness

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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Science of babies

First breath is a transformation. Hugely important.

We are born when we are due to the brain size and the size of the birth canal passage. in humans, babies need to be rotated to pass through; other mammals can do it on their own.

Humans have some pre-programmed reflexes
Rest is learned behaviour

we are born with about a hundred billion neurons. this stays about the same during the lifetime. What develops is connections. Which can become as many as a quadrillion in the first year..

Much of the philosophy is use it or lose it.
 If one eye develops cataract, the good eye blocks off connections of the bad eye to the brain; so, if you fixed the cataract after the baby is a little older, it will not restore vision, because the eye has been blocked off by the brain. After fixingg the eye early, the good eye is shut off for a period to help the operated eye catchup to the good eye. Visual cortexes.

Humans are the only bipedal creatures.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Netflix night out

Today I did nothing. Fixed dinner and lunch for tomorrow and rest of the evening was all tv shows on Netflix. Found many a show from way back when - Ally McBeal, 3rd rock from the sun, Malcolm in the middle, Mr. Bean, Scrubs to name a few. It seems like getting rid of cable was a good call. Feels great to not waste the limited minutes on the myriad ads. Totally worthwhile. Having the shows by season helps with the goal-setting also - like I need motivation to be entertained.