Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

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Part 203:

In my early days at Chalk River, Roger was my inspiration and mentor, even though at a tender age of 20 he was some 10 years my junior. He was also indirectly responsible for my learning downhill skiing. This happened since he was considered an indispensable staff member, because he produced up to fifteen papers a year in a field where two papers was considered quite adequate. The hierarchy was so scared of losing him that he was granted the privilege of taking every Wednesday off in winter to go to a ski hill some 90 kilometres away. He also had the privilege of inviting staff to accompany him.

Midnight in Manaus by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Manaus Where the Two Rivers Meet in iTunes

Manaus is on the banks of the Negro River in northwestern Brazil and is the capital of the vast state of Amazonas. It is not a large city but it is full of character and is one location that can only be reached by water or air. Although it is in the midst of the Amazon rain forrest it boasts of world renown opera house.

Healthy Relationships make us Healthier

Well said Mountain Energy Yoga. You make a very good point.

Mountain Energy

Currently the government and Public Health does not understand that unhealthy relationships can also take place with the people they govern/serve. This image accurately explains the relationship that I and many others are now experiencing with the government and Public Health. It is not healthy to have this type of relationship. And it will take a lot more people speaking out before we can resolve this. I hope you will gather the courage to speak up soon. We are seeing how bad this relationship can get when we look current affairs in Austria and Australia.

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O Rio Amazonas by swo8 Blues Jazz from the album Manaus Where Two Rivers Meet in iTunes

When we were going down the Amazon River it was the rainy season. The water rises significantly at that time of year and most of the homes on the side of the river were on stilts, for good reason. You can see in the video the two rivers coming together – that is the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões. The Rio Negro is the darker water and the two rivers vary in temperature and speed creating a staggered look when they meet. The meeting of the waters happens somewhere near Manaus. It’s beginning to feel like the rainy season here at the moment. So lets head down the Amazon shall we?

Afternoon Light a Giverny by L. Martel

This is a 7″ x 9″ oil on canvas board painted in 2020. It is late afternoon in Monet’s garden. Not only did he focus on his garden he also was very interested in studying light. This is for sale unframed for $150.00 US, which includes postage. You may contact me by email if you are interested. I’m posting art on Monday instead of Wednesday because Wednesday is Remembrance Day and I have music for that day.