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Voting research

Brittany Griffin for Fulton School Board District 2

I really love BallotPedia for researching who gets my vote. It is hard to know cast your vote – I had more than 50 candidates in 18 contested races. I was helping my sister-in-law research the Fulton County School Board District 2 seat (I’m in District 7 and voted for Michelle Morancle despite having similar …

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A new social media platform, promising no ads and no data mining. Sounds cool. Will be looking a bit more at their business model. Snagged a short URL with just my first name. Guess that’s not bad… UPDATE: Appears to be a bit of controversy about the founder – not sure that makes this a …

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What happens to energy?

Our sun and source of all almost all of our energyWe learn in physics that matter and energy can neither be created nor destroyed – aka the First Law of Thermodynamics. Of course, matter can be converted to energy, as a tiny, tiny bit of matter gets destroyed in the fusion reactions happening inside our sun, with a huge resulting release of energy. Hence, life can exist on our planet 93 million miles away.

Must be hard to be conservative…

Family history of being on the losing side of issuesIt may be hard to *seem* genuine when I am smiling at the arc of the universe continuing to bend toward justice, but I do stop for a moment to reflect on how hard it is for conservative people when their beliefs and sense of right and wrong is challenged as it has been these past few days.