Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Chicken Gun

  The story of the Chicken Gun. Too funny! Sometimes it does take a rocket scientist!   Bird Strike Scientists at NASA built a gun specifically to launch standard 4 pound dead chickens at the windshields of airliners, military jets and the space shuttle, all traveling at maximum velocity. The idea is to simulate the […]

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An Autumn Image to Brighten Your Day October 9

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  Forgive me if this photo looks like a typical New England autumn photo that just happens to feature a fancy picket fence. It is, of course, all of those things, but it’s distinctive feature is that it is in Bennington, Vermont. That location gives me an opportunity to say that my father was born […]

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Sparrow at Starbucks – a Coincidence or More?

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  A True Story by John Thomas Oaks   It was chilly in Manhattan but warm inside the Starbucks shop on 51st Street and Broadway, just a skip up from Times Square. For a musician, it’s the most lucrative Starbucks location in the world, I’m told, and consequently, the tips can be substantial if you play your […]

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