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weird bug?blueollie

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:14:48 +0000

For some of last week, I felt “out of sorts”; weak, watery eyes, athletically slightly degraded. I felt good prior to the weekend 5K though. Today’s run: aside from an extremely rare case of lower GI (cut run short to 3.3 miles, then walked 1.8 after the pit stop), I felt ok. Now my wife […](image)

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Harsh, blunt but to the pointblueollie

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:59:59 +0000

I’ve referred to this article “6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person”. It starts this way: Feel free to stop reading this if your career is going great, you’re thrilled with your life, and you’re happy with your relationships. Enjoy the rest of your day, friend, this article is not for you. […](image)

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Interplanetary 5K and Bradley Baseballblueollie

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 03:28:27 +0000

Ok, given that the Bradley 5K course was just a tad bit long (3.16-3.2 miles) and I did it in 28:03, my 27:18 time for the Interplanetary 5K was right on. I had felt a bit heavy legged the day before but felt fine on race morning, where it was in the low 50’s and […](image)

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Health care: I can live with some inequalityblueollie

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:21:34 +0000

Ok, we know that the House attempt to kill Obamacare went down in flames; you had the “Freedom Caucus” who did not want any sort of government involvement at versus some moderates who didn’t want to see so many kicked off of insurance. So, were do we go from here? Some populists are actually ok […](image)

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Allergies, colds and enforced humilityblueollie

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:24:51 +0000

For the past couple of days, my eyes have watered, nose runny (TMI) and I have felt ..sort of yucky. But my workouts have been ok. Last night’s exercise class was fine (decent challenge actually) and today I did weights then my usual “short, sweet” 2 mile treadmill run where I run the first mile […](image)

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And the Laplace Transform offends…blueollie

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:57:40 +0000

This Friday, we start Laplace Transforms in differential equations. By “Laplace Transforms”, we mean the usual simplified Laplace Transform we teach to beginning differential equations students; we do not know what a Lebesgue or a Stieltjes integral is. That reminded me of what happened in my first differential equations course, back in the fall of […](image)

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Conversation Starterblueollie

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 02:07:19 +0000

This is from the Chief’s Instagram feed. Yeah, believe it or not, what I picked up on HAS started conversations (indirectly) and, in at least a case or two, lead to a friendship, one of which is still current (I think)! Weird, huh? But this does remind me that Bradley’s home baseball schedule starts this […](image)

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Tough loss for Illinois Stateblueollie

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 01:44:33 +0000

What is a safe lead in basketball? Answer: a “win”. Illinois State stated with very hot 3 point shooting (5 of 7) and took a 33-15 lead with 4:07 to go in the first half and lead 36-23 at the half. In the second half, Central Florida started to attack the basket more but ISU […](image)

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A very common type of Trump supporter…blueollie

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:58:05 +0000

I know it is common to mock Trump supporters as being very wealthy people (e. g. CEOs) interested in getting their “low tax and deregulation” wish list fulfilled or as very dumb, poor people voting against their own interests. I’ve written about those two types of supporters. But there is another large class of Trump […](image)

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I am almost sorry I didn’t vote for Trumpblueollie

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 01:25:58 +0000

Ok, yes, I still consider Donald Trump to be an unqualified amateur who lacks the necessary deportment and humility to be President of the United States. I fear that his recklessness will get us into a shooting war; that his ham-handedness will wreck our economy and heaven forbid what will happen when we get our […](image)

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