Rained and snowed out of any actual activity today. I worked instead and after writing boring reports all day long I finally got to do a wine review of a lovely port style dessert wine. That’s out into the world and to the wine maker so now I can really have a little fun. Consider the statement the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The best answer to this is in our three dimensional world it would depend on how high the mountain is between. The journey is half the battle and sometimes half the fun of getting there. Writing this piece has been a journey one I didn’t expect to take but has been rewarding in its own perverse way. Tonight’s chapter is an aspect of the term Moment of Inertia. The meaning goes something like this if you are going around a corner in your car too fast your moment of inertia may overcome the friction of the tires on the road and you will slide off the cliff. The moment of momentum is the measurement of the velocity of you going off the cliff. Contractions during labor can be described using these two physics formulas. The contraction itself is the moment of inertia because it has happened how much it hurts is moment of momentum. I think you see where I’m going here or you threw up your hands and moved onto the actual story. Either way I’m not responsible for any pregnancy on the TBBT show, its characters or subsidiaries that I’m aware of and yes that entire diatribe was to say that giving birth hurts like hell. Or I could be talking about the interfacing of different dipole marbles within the circle of life.