I won a small contest yesterday, and the prize was a “Silver dime.” Silver dimes are Mercury or Roosevelt dimes minted in 1964 or earlier, and have a value today of about $1.25. Each coin contains .0723 ounces of Silver (about 90%).

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.