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Greatest Hyperbole

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Linda preparing to attempt a hyperbole

Hyperbole is my most favorite thing in all the world.  It is also unquestionably the most frequently used, and the most frequently misused. Only the most important people in my life use hyperbole.  

They never abuse this privelege. 

(I wrote this while Marc Hoffman was teaching me how to enter a blogpost.  Hence, its bizarre content)   

Einstein and Your GPS

Einstein described how the curvature of space affects both gravity and time. The resulting earth-satellite time disparity mandates corrective adjustments by GPS systems. Photo by NASA.

Einstein described how the curvature of space affects both gravity and time. The resulting earth-satellite time disparity mandates corrective adjustments by GPS systems. Photo by NASA.

Bob and I have been enjoying the Oct. 17, 2015 issue of Science News magazine, which contains an article about how well Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity seems to be holding up. Very well, indeed, as it turns out.

Much of the Theory is way beyond me, especially the math, but there are some concepts that I can understand The one I’m thinking about right now is that gravity is actually not a force that pulls on things (instantaneous action-at-a-distance) which is how Sir Isaac Newton conceived of it. In reality, Einstein discovered, gravity is the curvature of space: a massive body will have a gravitational field that is actually space curving around the massive body and forcing objects to fall to the ground. Additionally, this gravity causes time to flow more slowly in the presence of a massive body. Read more

Interview at Cornish College of the Arts

Linda Waterfall performing at Cornish College of the Arts in 2009

Linda Waterfall performing at Cornish College of the Arts in 2009

I taught songwriting at Cornish College of the Arts from Autumn 2004 – May 2012. In 2004, the school asked for an interview to post with the announcement of my hiring. I just stumbled across it, and felt that it makes a good introduction if you’ve never met me before, so I’m posting it as the first installment on my blog. You can also see some “historical” photos from my musical past, on the Photo Album page. Read more