Hector Teaches Active and Passive Verbs
Oct 7th, 2011 by Dennis G. Jerz

Dr. Jerz tossed this fine fellow at me during class today to illustrate the difference between active and passive voice. I’m pretty sure he’s a hexapus although I originally wrote hectapus. “Dr. Jerz threw the hexapus at Katy” versus “The hexapus was thrown at Katy.” I shouldn’t EVER forget active and passive voice again although I’m sure I will eventually.

Good thing his throw was a little short because I would not have caught the poor thing! Anyways, the hexapus made a great desk buddy during the lecture, and I wanted to share his adorableness with the rest of my class. —Katelyn Snyder

Rainbow Hector’s trip to Oregon, California and Alaska
Oct 2nd, 2011 by Dennis G. Jerz

My sister and her husband sent me these photos, demonstrating that one of their hectopodes had a few adventures recently.

Hectopus Army
Jul 30th, 2011 by Dennis G. Jerz

My 9yo made this hectopus army. “You might ask what they are fighting. The evil XYZ hectopodes.”



Ship of Hectors
Jul 23rd, 2011 by Dennis G. Jerz

My brother-in-law Robert writes, “We’re testing out Rosemary’s new camera and thought you might like this. We’re thinking about having it printed on a t-shirt.”


Discretion in First-Person Shooters
Feb 13th, 2011 by Dennis G. Jerz

I recently learned that my kids have the habit of turning this hectopus (a toy they’ve each played with since babyhood) away from the screen when they play Half-Life 2.


Saturn’s Hexagon May Be Solar System’s Coolest Mystery
Dec 11th, 2009 by Dennis G. Jerz

In general, hexagons are very cool.

Giant hexagons from Saturn are beyond cool.


The Cassini spacecraft has returned the best images yet of the
strange hexagonal jet stream that flows around the northern pole of

First discovered by the Voyager spacecraft in the early 1980s, the
hexagon remains a beautiful mystery to astronomers, and one they’ve
been waiting for another shot to see for almost three decades. —Wired

Sighting of the Rare Tufted Dashboard Octopus
Oct 11th, 2009 by Dennis G. Jerz

Karissa sends this snapshot by e-mail, noting that this creature is an impostor.


Rainbow Hector Visits Baltimore Museum of Industry
Dec 19th, 2008 by Dennis G. Jerz


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Who Pooped in the Park? With Rainbow Hector
Oct 26th, 2008 by Dennis G. Jerz

Rosemary and Robert share this quest, inspired by the book: Who Pooped in the Park?




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Rainbow Hector’s trip to the Black Hills and Badlands of South Dakota
Oct 26th, 2008 by Dennis G. Jerz

Thank you, Rosemary and Robert, for feeding my unhealthy obsession.



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