EnsignR's Blog – February 2009 Archive (9)

Ensign Rose's Neighborhood.

When I was a kid, I loved Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. I mean I REALLY loved it. I loved it so much that, in one episode, when a man in a music shop snapped at Mr. Rogers, I got about as mad and upset as I've ever been in my life. As an adult, I've come to see how much Mr. Rogers influenced me and other children, and what an amazing person he was.



Now, I work with kids, planning activities and doing programs with children of all ages. Sometimes, when planning a program, I feel kind of… Continue

Added by EnsignR on February 28, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Empty The Haunted Air

If you haven't seen "Known Universe" on the National Geographic Channel, you should go tell your Tivo to record it, or find it on YouTube, or otherwise, go to a friend's house. It's a fantastic show for the "Science Fan". Scott and I were watching it this afternoon when it covered the composition of the atom.

We all grew up being taught that atoms are composed of protons and neutrons with little electrons whizzing around, quite close, to the nucleus:

The electrons are actually… Continue

Added by EnsignR on February 22, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

New, hidden post.

I posted a new blog entry today... but for some reason Blogger decided to stick it under yesterday's post. Odd.



I thought it was high time that I wrote about the impossible man that is my father.



Anyway, here it is:




My dad is extremely intelligent. But sometimes he gets a little carried away and ends up being one of these people who is ready to believe any piece of pseudo-scientific, crackpot, conspiracy theory news. For example:



Giant Worms on… Continue

Added by EnsignR on February 18, 2009 at 8:16pm — 1 Comment

Galileo and Galapagos

Today is Galileo's birthday! Woohoo!





Galileo was a really kickass guy from Pisa who loved space and science and math and philosophy. He had such a passion for observing the fundamental truths that (literally) make the planet go round that he spent his life looking through his telescope to find them. He was also a major supporter of heliocentric cosmology which really upset the guys in charge.…



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Added by EnsignR on February 15, 2009 at 10:08pm — 2 Comments

The Package.

When I was in fourth grade, nine years old and on the cusp of double digits, my friends and I all went through a phase where we wanted braces. None of us understood it, exactly, but we all longed for them from the depths of our fourth grade souls. Sometime in all of this one of the girls discovered that unwinding a paperclip and fitting it to the shape of a nine year old mouth, then sticking it in, behind our lips to poke at our gums all day gave the desired effect. Yes, it was painful, but we… Continue

Added by EnsignR on February 13, 2009 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Back.

Ok, so for a few days, I had to abandon my (self imposed) blog writing resposibilities. I had a lot of stuff to catch up on and the blog kind of fell to the wayside while I worked tirelessly to complete the fifty pages of new fiction that were due to my mentor.



Hopefully I'll be back on track now.



Or... at least back on track until the next writing packet is due!



Thanks for being awesome!



-Ensign Rose…



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Added by EnsignR on February 12, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Keeping it holy.

Guess what (finally) came in the mail. My very own Biblical Garden!!! So this sabbath morning, instead of resting I made my own little micro climate! And... it only took me twenty minutes at which point I said:
"Suck it, God. I totally beat your record!"

Because I'm competitive like that.

Granted, the seeds haven't sprouted yet as you can see:

Continue at: A Cleverer Version of Myself

Added by EnsignR on February 8, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Near Death as an Atheist

I had a wreck yesterday on the way home from work.

I hit a patch of ice and lost control of the car and as it slid toward the guard rail, I yelled loudly, "Fuck!" and thought of all the things I haven't done.



Lots of people, when faced with the prospect of death, consider their god. Maybe they make a desperate attempt to get right with Jesus or whoever before sliding into the unknown, but I didn't really have any interest in that.



My first thought was of my husband,… Continue

Added by EnsignR on February 4, 2009 at 9:40pm — 5 Comments

Thanks Mojoey!

Good news! "A Cleverer Version of Myself" has been added to The Atheist Blogroll. The Atheist blogroll is a community building service provided free of charge to Atheist bloggers from around the world. If you would like to join, go over and visit Mojoey at Deep Thoughts for more information.

Added by EnsignR on February 2, 2009 at 11:49am — 2 Comments

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