Category Archives: High school

Physics, Band, and Authorship

Spinning a car on lake ice

If the lakes froze on icy nights with no wind, the ice would have a smooth, glassy surface.  Then it was time to get foolish with a car. You accelerate straight ahead on the lake up to about fifty miles … Continue reading

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Winter weekends in central Minnesota

In my adolescent years, usually with the Boy Scouts, I would throw my war surplus skis and poles over my shoulder and join a friend or two for a ski hike.  We’d carry our skis about a mile to a … Continue reading

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Static electricity experiment

My favorite class in high school was physics.  We learned a lot, and part of that learning was playing with the demonstration equipment. To teach us something about static electricity and electrical capacitors, the teacher had us join hands with … Continue reading

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Football hero

One year in high school I signed up for the football team. It was good exercise but I was no match for the guys that had been playing for years. I was placed on the ‘B’ squad. We only scrimmaged … Continue reading

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The Brainerd High School Band

I had heard that the high school did not have a second-string band, so I thought my cornet playing days were finished. Then I got a post card telling me to come to the school and pick up my band … Continue reading

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