Daily Archives: September 18, 2013

Lots Of Kudos And Much Thanks To Pembroke Animal Hospital & In Particular Their Dr. Donna Peck.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


 .by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> Goodbye to ‘Ulysses’ — Sep. 16, 2013.
>> Pembroke Animal Hospital … — Feb. 20, 2013.


We started going to Pembroke, despite the distance, in February. We have been very impressed and happy and our respect and gratitude continues to grow.

They had helped Deanna out on the phone a number of times.

Then this last Monday, Deanna had to make ‘the call’ regarding our ‘Ulysses‘. Though Ulysses loved his drives and would always hop into the van (though getting him out was not as easy over the last 3 weeks), even doing so on Sunday, I was not willing to drive him to a vets (and even worse drive him back).

I wanted him to be at home without any stress.

When Deanna explained our needs they obliged. They had one vet, Dr. Peck, who does make house calls.

Dr. Donna Peck arrived — a few minutes ahead of the ‘noon to 2’ timeframe we had been given.

She was beyond wonderful; an obvious dog lover (who has a lot of dogs).

She immediately sat on the floor and Ulysses, always a ladies man, immediately schooched over to her and put his head on her lap.

Though she must have had a busy schedule she did not rush us. She gave us all the time we needed. She just sat on the floor with Ulysses right there.

She checked him out and assured us, multiple times, that the time was right. He had to leave when he still had some dignity left.

She was so gentle and caring. It was very peaceful. There was no drama, no trauma.

I am so glad we did what we did, at home, with Dr. Peck. We feel good that Ulysses, as was invariably the case, got the best that we could provide him.

We have nothing but good to say about Dr. Peck and the Pembroke Animal Hospital.

Glad we switched to them in February.

The house call wasn’t expensive. Very reasonable given the distance and time involved.

IF you are ever in the situation we were in on Monday, and you like around here, you should DEFINITELY call Pembroke at 603-227-1199 and ask whether Dr. Peck could help you. She is the vet that makes house calls. As we now know she will come to Alton.

Alton Central School (ACS) Board’s Confused & Confusing Vote Against ‘Common Core’ Makes The Headlines.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> Common Core Vote … — Sep. 16, 2013.
>> How come no ACS teachers attended
>> … — Aug. 10, 2013.

>> ACS Board Aug. 8 Workshop …
>>Aug. 9, 2013.

>> ACS Workshop … should be hilarious
>>July 31, 2013.
>> ACS board not 100% behind Common Core? — June 11, 2013.

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Click to access September 17, 2013 'Laconia Daily Sun'.

Click to access September 17, 2013 ‘Laconia Daily Sun’.

Michael Kitch, a very savvy, seasoned and astute reporter got it right on two counts: this was nothing MORE than a thumbing of noses and one whose impact is obscure to say the least.

This vote will have repercussions, good or bad.

Lot Of Fun, Educational, Interactive Pendulum Google Doodle For French Physicist Léon Foucault 194th Birthday.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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The motion of the pendulum changes per latitude. The second slider lets you see it at different latitudes.
The first slider appears to adjust the speed.

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to provide access to Doodle from the Google Doodle Archive.

Boston pendulum (from Erica Green’s ‘The Little Review’ blogspot, with thanks.

Foucault pendulums intrigue, fascinate, mesmerize and puzzle me. Yes, of course, having done tons of physics even at college level, I understand the principle. I collect and play with gyroscopes (and break quite a few too in the process so that I am always short). So I know all of that, though until today I did not realize that Léon Foucault came up with the name ‘gyroscope‘, though he was by no means the inventor. While I appreciate the preservation of motion through the gyroscopic action what I don’t get is

The book. I don't think I have read it. One book by Eco was enough for me, I think.

The book. I don’t think I have read it. One book by Eco was enough for me, I think.

The Panthéon in Paris, where Léon Foucault publicly demonstrated his giant pendulum is one of my favorite buildings in Paris. It was quite close to where my adoptive parents lived in Paris, 1978 to 1992. So I would wonder in quite often. I know I have seen ‘the pendulum’ in Paris but after so many years I can’t vouch that I did see the replica now at the Panthéon. I do go and gwak, for as long as possible (until Deanna comes and drags me away) at the absolutely beautiful pendulum, tucked away in the corner, at the Boston Museum of Science. Just captivates me. What I don’t still get is why the rotation of the hook that it is attached doesn’t dampen the motion. I will have to look into this.

Here is a good article on the physics of the pendulum from Wikipedia.

Educational & fun slideshow on pendulums. Worth watching.

Educational & fun slideshow on pendulums. Worth watching.

Click to access Wikipedia entry.

Click to access Wikipedia entry.

Educational video on Foucault's pendulum showing one at the Paris Pantheon.

Educational video on Foucault’s pendulum showing one at the Paris Panthéon. Click to access.