Archives for the Month of March, 2014

Bombogenesis

Storm / Library of Congress

Storm / Library of Congress

“Bombogenesis right over our heads?” says a headline in a Boston newspaper. It defines bombogenesisas as a “dramatic drop in pressure – as the gathering clouds of a killer death storm begin to assemble.”

What is it with this Boston winter? I, of course, have  meetings all over town in the next few days. Brrrr!

 

Snowshoes

Snowshoes / Library of Congress

Snowshoes / Library of Congress

I went snowshoeing in the New Hampshire woods this weekend! I was worried that my weak knee wouldn’t behave, but it was fine. Also, I assumed that snowshoes would be the old wooden kind, like in the picture. Nope. Now snowshoes are made of aerodynamic composite material, like skis.

All my assumptions were wrong. How many other stroke assumptions are wrong? Maybe I should try skiing?  Ice skating? What else?

Robot

Robot / Library of Congress

Robot / Library of Congress

I participated in a robot study. Several times a week I used a device that looked like a very fancy joystick. Then I watched a computer monitor with all kinds of animated games to play. I think the robot helped me with my back muscles. My favorite game made you shoot flying chickens out of the sky.  Boom!