Archive for January, 2009

Wordless Wednesday – Epsom Salt Crystals

Epsom Salt Crystals

These are Epsom salt crystals I grew on an old kitchen sponge.

January 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm 2 comments

Wordless Wednesday – South Carolina Snowman

Myrtle Beach Snowman

Myrtle Beach Snowman

Ok, so it’s maybe not much of a snowman (half a foot tall), but the last time we had enough snow in Myrtle Beach to even attempt to make a snowman was something like 2001.

January 21, 2009 at 3:04 pm 5 comments

Wordless Wednesday – Water Lily

Water Lily

Water Lily

Remember summer? It seems like a long time ago.

January 14, 2009 at 2:54 pm 2 comments

Cool Nebraska Sunrise

Sunrise in Burwell, Nebraska (Jon Manasil, January 2009)

Sunrise in Burwell, Nebraska (Jon Manasil, January 2009)

This sunrise photo was taken by my brother in Burwell, Nebraska. I love to check the temperature of Burwell in the winter. Myrtle Beach… 60°F. Burwell… 3°F. The temperatures may be harsh, but the scenery almost makes up for it, don’t you think?

January 10, 2009 at 1:44 pm 1 comment

Wordless Wednesday – Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin

Sea Urchin


This sea urchin was mostly dead when I found it a few months ago. I used it as a test animal to check conditions in my aquarium.

January 7, 2009 at 12:16 pm 6 comments

Jewelrymaking Projects

Summer Surf Anklet

Summer Surf Anklet

When I’m not setting things on fire or making them glow (or writing about those things) I play around with a couple of creative hobbies. One of those hobbies is making jewelry. I’ve noticed that About.com’s Beadwork site is available… I’ve always wished it was possible to write more than one ‘About’ site, because that one has always interested me. However, since I’m very much devoted to the Chemistry site, I went with a different format for posting free patterns and tutorials. I’ve got one page that lists them all. Proceeds from advertising on that page go to Big Cat Rescue, one of my favorite charities. If you’re into making jewelry and have any particular tutorials or project types you’d like to see added, shoot me a note and I’ll get started on it.

January 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment


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