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School gets bad press; I understand this, and yet I count myself one of the fortunate who thoroughly enjoy
learning. For me, it started as a love of reading that swelled and trickled to all subjects: literature, poetry,
science, history - I've never grown tired of the delight of discovery. Of course, there is the other side of
going through school that perhaps is not as enjoyable: the busy work and incessant testing. Ah well.
There are a number of items listed here where I was thinking about a specific class or field when I
designed the piece. The Botany pieces, Ponderosa Pine and Pseudotsuga Menziesii, are drawn from direct
experience of walking through the towering pine and fir forests of Oregon, collecting needles to help
with tree classification. Likewise, Data Types represents bits I use on a daily basis. The Irresistible
necklaces are obviously homage to resistors; I think of the simple breadboard circuits we created as
probably nothing but tinker-toy child's play compared with electronics circuit design today.
Whether you're still in school and love it or out of school and nostalgic, I hope you enjoy the
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