Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Mathematics of Dieting – Part 2 (Cholesterol)


Cholesterol and Me I actually have never had a cholesterol level that would be considered high. The threhold for a high total cholesterol level is generally considered to be anything above 200 mg/dL. Prior to taking a statin to lower … Continue reading

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Max Planck was Nice Guy


I am reading a great book called “Plutonium: A History of the World’s Most Dangerous Element” by Jeremy Bernstein. The history of plutonium has been touched by many of the greatest minds in physics. One of the more intriguing people … Continue reading

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Designing A Stairway For My Cabin


I live in Minnesota, where owning a cabin on a lake in the northern half of the state is part of the culture. Here is a picture of my little piece of northern Minnesota. My cabin sits on a small … Continue reading

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The Mathematics of Dieting – Part 1 (BMI)


The Problem This is a story with a very happy ending. I have been overweight for most of my 50+ years. I have tried to diet unsuccessfully many, many times. Two years ago, I started a weight loss plan that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ratio by Michael Ruhlman


Introduction I have always thought that there was something magical about baking. I especially like recipes that make things that rise. I think it is almost magical the ways breads and cakes grow into their final form. Because of my … Continue reading

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