Melt a Kiss Our Earth gets its warmth from the sun's light. Fortunately, the Earth is constantly turning on its axis and is not made of chocol…

Experiencing Grandparenting We just returned from "an assignment" in Charleston, SC-- keeping daughter Caroline's almost two-year-old son, Jak…

Square Bubbles From Square Holes Can it be done? Try the following experiment to see if you can blow a square soap bubble. You need: * A piece…

Alley Cat The following column was written twenty years ago, almost to the day. I am re-submitting it today in honor of our kitty -- Alley Cat…

The Rising Notebook Trick Even though you might think of air as a gentle, invisible "free spirit," it can be quite strong and powerful when pr…

Life's Wonderful Moments Ever since we were in high school a hundred years or so ago, Mary Brooks has remained one of my closest friends. She …

Acupuncture Balloon Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical procedure often used to relieve pain. You can practice acupuncture, without a me…

Back To School It's already almost time...for Back to School. Hard to believe because it seems like the 4th of July should still be on the hor…

Real String Soap In A Bottle By knowing a little about how air pressure works, you can make a great trick that is sure to surprise everyone. Y…

Special Visitors From Rhode Island After a huge July 4th weekend, with so many of the girls and their families in, it's been a nice change to …

The Incredible Shrinking Face Air has a magical quality about it, in that it can expand or shrink flexible material almost instantly. The foll…

Air Travel Humor Since summer is here and vacation trips are looming, thought I'd send you some "Air Travel Humor." Need something to distract…

Burning at Both Ends Can you make a seesaw out of a candle? You need: * Long 10-inch taper candle * Kitchen knife (to be used only by adult) *…

Entertaining The Grandchildren While I don't babysit any of my grandsons on a regular basis, I do like to help out when I can. Such a call cam…

Magical Hands Can you fool your eyes into thinking they are seeing something that isn't there? You need: * Your hands * Small tube (a paper to…

Disappearing Glass We see objects because they are made of different materials. Some materials block light, while others allow light to pass r…

Rocket Scientists Don't Fuel Around Space scientists are serious about getting a space craft off the ground. Fuel is an important part of any …

Canned Water Everyone knows that to store water in a jar, you simple open the lid and pour it in. But if you turn the jar upside down, you'll …

'Over-The-Hill' Dad Max Gardner writes a column for The Baxley (GA) News-Banner, which he forwards to me every now and then. The following is …

Swimming Raisins You probably have friends who have trained their pets to do tricks. Some may have dogs that can roll over, catch a ball in th…

Omelets At The Beach With the month of May on the horizon, for many of us -- myself included -- this means that beach time is not far away. Ou…

Spinning Eggs If you like eggs, chances are you have experienced a problem similar to this one: you open the refrigerator and find three eggs …

Being Prepared For Grandchildren Can anyone be too prepared before grandchildren come to visit? We found out that no matter what we do, it is …

Milky Way To Paint Can you make colorful art in a pan of milk? Many painters use a palette to keep their colors. A palette allows them to have…

Telling Tall Tales Is Fun I've loved tall tales ever since I was in junior high and read such classics such as "Johnny Appleseed," "Paul Bunya…