https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-g27KS0yiY History of the Harrison clock Currently reading "Longitude" by Dava Sobel and gaining insight into the fascinating story of dead reckoning navigation and its deadly results. As a consequence, the Longitude Act sought a better way of determining a ship's position in the sea. I like this video because I wanted to see one … Continue reading John Harrison and the Problem of Longitude
Yesterday, the school went to a soft closure involving half our students. Some of the kids were boarding the bus (to go home for 2 weeks of home learning) with the comment that they have no internet at home. There are always ways around this if you have transportation to the public library and the … Continue reading Going Virtual in a non-Virtual World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPwpk-YgvjQ I learned a new word today: Pragmatics. Here is a short(ish) video to explain the concept. Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/_Elffjsjbio What an amazing video for anyone mechanical -- or recent time travelers 😉 Just finished the book by Kerstin Gier, "Ruby Red", a new book in our library. There is quite a bit about time travel and it makes one think about the possibilities. Time travel governed by a secret society, -- well yes. … Continue reading Big Ben
"All Roads Lead to Rome" is a proverb of medieval origin that may refer to: A proverb in a number of languages referring to Roman roads, especially the Milliarium Aureum (per Wikipedia). The Milliarium Aureum in itself is quite interesting, but today I've uncovered a current day project that is just as fascinating to those … Continue reading All Roads Lead to Rome
What started off as a mild hobby, continues to get more entertaining as the stay-at-home orders persist. Apparently Heidi was in the habit of posting her creations and clients' finished hair from her salon Instagram account. Once the salon was forced to close, she continued her stream with the only model she had. View this … Continue reading Mild Hobby turned Wild