Weird Ideas

Aliens Attack!  Humanity, devastated by invasion from above, forms a resistance and fights back, reclaiming the Earth! Asteroid Impact!  People from all nations come together, forgetting past differences, to rebuild society! Coronavirus Spreads!  People wash hands and stay indoors! Yeah, the pandemic has us all feeling a bit helpless.  COVID-19 isn’t like a Bond villain…

A Bit of Weird Science

As the coronavirus saga continues, I find my curiosity triggered almost daily.  Something I have been wondering is, why is washing hands with soap and water so effective against COVID-19?  More effective, in fact, than hand sanitizer.  The answer is pretty cool. Essentially, the “skin” of a virus is made of lipids (fats).  Normally, fats…

Things Are Getting Weirder

Years from now an interviewer will ask me about the humble beginnings of my blog.  I’ll tell her how it all began back in 2020, during the Coronavirus outbreak.  She’ll comment on the oddity of having started a path that fundamentally required travel and getting into unfamiliar situations during a time when everyone was being…

#ActuallyAutistic

After some glitches, I believe I have the core site running stable.  To start, I intend to post a regular blog entry every Tuesday, with possible extra entries if something wild happens and I can’t wait to tell you about it. On the 21st of this month – March – I’ll be running a class…

Welcome to the Weird

I was going to call this website The Van Project, but the name was taken.  If you’re reading this you probably know me, at least in passing.  Perhaps I handed you a card and said, “check this out.”  In any case, you probably have at least some idea of why I’m doing this, why getting…