Saturday, September 21, 2013
My husband has been deployed for 6 months. Before he left, we adopted (are long term foster parents for SNARR-a special needs animal rescue) a special needs puppy with a severe birth defect. Emma and her daddy were very close! It broke her, and his, heart when he left. When I come in the door, she normally sits at the end of the hallway and waits for me to pick her up. This time, when her daddy came in, she went to him! Mikey (the tan dog) was so happy he cried! Gotta love homecomings!!
Many have asked why Emma doesn't have a doggy wheelchair. Emma has had several wheelchairs. Unfortunately, she refuses to use any of them. We have had custom ones made even. We have worked with the companies to teach her to use it, but she will have nothing to do with it or with a "drag bag" or harness. She's always been this way. Emma has no idea she's "special". She loves life and runs and plays well on her own outdoors. She just has a little trouble on the tile indoors. We do have rugs layed out for her all over the house, but we did not have any in this hallway at the time. That's why you see her hopping to him. Please watch her other videos on here or on her Facebook page (link below) to see how she really gets around.
Also, Emma is still under the medical care of SNARR, the special needs rescue group that we got her from as foster parents. So that they can keep a close eye on her, they have agreed to let us keep her for the rest of her life (Woohoo!) but still pay her medical bills, which are quite expensive at times. If you want to check them out, see the other special dogs they have there, and possibly donate to help pay Emma's medical bills, please check out their website:
We, as Emma's parents, are not asking for ANY money! Any money donated goes directly to the animal rescue, not to us. We are blessed enough just to have her!
Here's Emma's FB page if you wanna read more about her and see more videos:
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Is string theory right?
Is it just fantasy?
Caught in the landscape,
Out of touch with reality
On S5 or T*S3
Space is a pure void
Why should it be stringy?
Because it's quantum not classical
Any way you quantize
You'll encounter infinity
Via paths we understand
Using Feynman diagrams
Often, they will just rebound
But now and then they go another way
Infinities will make you cry
Unless you can renormalize your model
Of baryons, fermions
And all other states of matter
Can be thought of as a field
But these infinities are real
In a many-body
Our results diverge no matter what we do...
A Quantum Soup (any way you quantize)
Kiss your fields goodbye
Guess Einstein's theory wasn't complete at all!
I see extended 1-D objects with no mass
What's their use? What's their use? Can they give us quark plasma?
What to minimize?
What functional describes this
How to quantize I don't know
I'm just a worldsheet, please minimize me
He's just a worldsheet from a string theory
Reperametrized by a Weyl symmetry!
Fermi, Bose, open, closed, orientable?
Modes! They become particles (particles!)
They become particles (particles!)
They become particles (particles!)
Become particles (particles!)
Become particles (many many many many particle...)
Modes modes modes modes modes modes modes!
Oh mamma mia mamma mia,
Such a sea of particles!
A tachyon, with a dilaton and gravity-vity-VITY
Now we need ten dimensions and I'll tell you why
So to get down to 4D we compactify!
Manifolds must be Kahler!
(Complex Reimannian symplectic form)
If we wanna preserve
Any of our super-symmetry
(Superstrings of type I, IIa and IIb)
(Heterotic O and Heterotic E)
(All are one through S and T duality)
(Thank you Ed Witten for that superstring revolution and your new M-theory!)
(Type IIB String!)
(In the AdS/CFT)
Molecules and atoms
Light and energy
Time and space and matter
All from one united
Any way you quantize...
Lyrics and arrangement by Tim Blais and A Capella Science
Original music by Queen