Articles by Jeffrey Heisler

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The Library

  I like libraries.  They are silent shrines to literature and knowledge.  There’s a special reverence that takes hold when you enter one.  As soon as you step in the door your demeanor changes.  You…


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An Essay on Tables

I’m sitting here typing at a table.  In this case the kitchen table, which is the largest uncluttered surface in the house.  That’s why I’m here. Tables have it tough.  They’re really underappreciated, so I’m…


Great Discoveries

Great Discoveries: Grog, Father of Cheese Everyone wonders about the invention of the wheel. How did it happen?  Who had the bright idea in the first place?  Awww, big deal. Whoever this fellow is- I’m…


Judging

Judging Others

  We all judge people, even if we try not to.  It’s a very human thing to do and I think it get’s a bad rap.  We should, for example, judge people on their merits…


Einstein: Everyday Genius

Albert Einstein an interesting sort of fellow.  Yes, he crafted the theory of relativity and all that, but that’s not what interests me most about good ol’ Al.  What interest me most is what he…


Windows

Windows are one of those things in life that surround us, but we hardly notice. When is that last time you seriously considered a window? The primary function of a window is to bring the…



If I Were President

Do you ever wonder what you would do if you were president? I do from time to time. It’s a lousy job. But still… If I were president I’d do a lot of things differently. For one thing, I’d personally…



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Dogs- Pet or Best Friend?

  I like dogs.  If you don’t then there’s not much I can say that will change your mind, but let me tell you- you’re missing out on a lot. Dogs are what people would…