Saturday, May 24, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Bummer - I've suggested "Electric" and "Electricity" as topics for IF some 6 or 7 times over the last two years, only for someone else to get the "glory" (and the extra page views)...
Our 8th grade science teacher, Mr. Ronnie "You bark at the moon" Black, was inspiring and terrifying in equal measure. When the time came to drag the Van de Graaf generator out of the closet for a demonstration of static electricity, he found the perfect victim in Diana Cooper - owner of the longest (in reality, long enough to sit on), palest hair in the class. I'll never forget her startled expression - and how deeply she blushed - when her hair took flight.