My 100th Post: Just for Fun

Today I celebrate my 100th post!  I am so grateful to the visitors that have come from 62 different countries for their support and interest in my posts.  Health willing, I plan to offer more posts in the future.

I thought I would offer a glimpse into some items that have meant a lot to me over the years.  I hope you appreciate them.

Dorothy riding the Cowardly Lion, and the Wizard of Oz riding the Hungry Tiger

Dorothy riding the Cowardly Lion, and the Wizard of Oz riding the Hungry Tiger. Part of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz map by Dick Martin

  The Tin Woodman rowing the Scarecrow on the Blue Moon.
The Tin Woodman rowing the Scarecrow on the Blue Moon.

Russian nesting doll

Russian nesting doll

My totem pole, which Grandma brought me from her trip to Alaska in the early 1960s.

My totem pole, which Grandma brought me from her trip to Alaska in the early 1960s.

My silver unicorn to fight for me in times of danger.

My silver unicorn to fight for me in times of danger.

This lion bank(which is empty) was given to me by Grandma for my junior high performance as Androcles in George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion.

This lion bank(which is empty) was given to me by Grandma for my junior high performance as Androcles in George Bernard Shaw’s Androcles and the Lion.

A Kein Bottle, which was given to me by Dad.  A Mobius strip is a two-dimensional surface with one edge.  Technically, a Klein Bottle is a three-dimensional surface with one edge.(It is impossible to realize in practice.)

A Kein Bottle, which was given to me by Dad. A Mobius Strip is a two-dimensional surface with one edge.  Felix Klein tried to imagine what would happen if you sewed two Mobius Strips together to create a bottle with one side and no edge.  Since its outside is its inside, it has no volume!  But it requires four dimensions for the surface to pass through itself without a hole.

Thanks again for your ideas and support.  Hope to see you soon!

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

3 Responses to My 100th Post: Just for Fun

  1. auntyuta says:

    Thanks for offering us this glimpse into some very precious items which mean a lot to you. And congratulations on publishing 100 posts, hoping for many more to come!

  2. Thank you, Uta. I always appreciate your comments.

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