From Across the Net – “Preparation Is Not Panic and Confusion is Not Chaos”


Appreciate this piece from Tim:

One thing we need to carefully guard against at a time of uncertainty is the irresponsible use of hyperbole. Just because people are behaving in different ways, does not mean they are behaving in panicked ways. Just because things are not normal, does not mean they are chaotic. Fifty people queuing to get into Costco may be surprising and even alarming, but, as long as those people are waiting their turn calmly, it is not panic (“sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior”). People responding to government advisories by heading home from overseas and flooding O’Hare airport’s customs hall does not constitute chaos (“complete disorder and confusion”). Preparation is not panic and confusion is not chaos.

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A Birthday in the City


Celebrating a birthday is a great excuse to take a vacation day from work. So, Tab and I decided to take Wyatt to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science for his birthday. We totally surprised him! The boy had no clue.

We loved:

  • The Expanding Universe Hall – Was neat to hear Tab and Wyatt talk about different astronomers they’ve been learning about in their space unit study.
  • The Journey to Space Exhibit – Seeing Neil Armstrong’s gloves from the Apollo program. History is all about the small things.

3 1/2 hours later, we were tired and done. Had a great time though!