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Science and art coming together to create beautiful and practical things.

If this has inspired you at all, turns out Robert J. Lang has a YouTube channel with talks and tutorials. As soon as I have spare time again, I’m going to try my hand at this. I have a feeling it’ll be very zen.

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Brain scans

“Once they hit 6 months, they start doing all sorts of weird things.”

Aside from the fact this was said in Lithuanian and had to be translated for me, it was rather reassuring news. Especially when it comes from a baby neurologist.  Continue reading

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Half a year and counting…

clothes-pileI guess 6 months marks a specific milestone in the little one’s development. At least it does for me. I know she’s doing new things every day, getting stronger and developing more of her personality, but for some reason, the arbitrary reaching of 6 months is significant.  Continue reading

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So that happened…

cooking-with-rabbitAs you may or may not know, our dear Monki eats pretty well. Rasa makes all of her meals from scratch (not the Carl Sagan creating the universe type of scratch, but from raw materials). She’ll boil up grains and relatively fresh vegetables, get them nice and soft and then puree them into a baby friendly porridge by adding milk and heat (side note – if you want to do this at home, and you’re getting a hand blender, get the 700w model – the 520w just ain’t strong enough. We burned out 2 motors before discovering this fact).   Continue reading

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Monki’s Music

bowie-onsieSo… Monki is 6 months old. About 9 months ago, I wrote about having a short time where my likes could totally overwrite hers, and that as she grew, she’d start to develop her own tastes and preferences.

I just didn’t expect it to start so soon.  Continue reading

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NORAD’s Santa Tracker Began With A Typo And A Good Sport : NPR

noradlogoIt all started in 1955 with a misprint in a Colorado newspaper and a call to Col. Harry Shoup’s secret military hotline. Shoup played along with the tiny voice who called, and a tradition was born. And it continues to this day – every year you can track Santa through NORAD.

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Paper Stunts

Here’s a bunch of really cool paper tricks you can do at home!

Source: DOWNLOADS | quirkologyblog

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About citizenship…

Today was an auspicious day. In the US, for the first time in history, a woman led a major political party in a bid for the presidency. Rasa turned 24. And we went and got Monki registered as an American citizen. Continue reading

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Free Historical Costume Patterns

A list of free historical medieval, Elizabethan and Victorian costume patterns.

Source: Free Historical Costume Patterns

Now, the question you might be asking yourself is “why are you posting this here?” Continue reading

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Superhero Comic Books: The 100 Best Runs You Must Read | Hollywood Reporter

If you’re just getting started with comics (or even a long time fan), this is a great place to learn more. From here you’ll discover not only these characters but others as well. (and yes, my favorite character, Johnny Blaze/Ghost Rider, is not represented but that’s okay. I’m excited to discover new reads).

Source: Superhero Comic Books: The 100 Best Runs You Must Read | Hollywood Reporter

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