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Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan 18 2013

Disaster Preparation 101

There’s a chance we’ll be demolished by an asteroid from space There’s a chance a wayward comet comes our way There’s a certain probability the dangers that we face Mean tomorrow is our last surviving day There’s the promise of a super-quake that shakes us to the core Or the ultimate volcano of them all …

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Jan 17 2013

Not Sad, Just Amused

I got a payment from Lulu today (somewhere in the low double digits), representing my Christmas revenue from my books. Seven people got a copy of one of my books–in four countries on two continents! Which is really cool, actually. Ok, three of them got free copies (word to the wise–this means if you look …

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Jan 16 2013

It’s A Cuttlefish Thing

It may seem outrageous; it may seem bizarre, But sometimes that’s just how things are. We can’t really question the things that we see Or make a suggestion to change ‘em The things that we note are the way things must be We’re not gods, so we can’t re-arrange ‘em. We each have our interests, …

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Jan 16 2013

On Coping With Tragedy

Just pointing you to another in NPR’s series “Losing Our Religion”–today’s story centers on dealing with tragedy, without religion. The series–and this story–focuses on just a handful of individuals’ stories, which is both nice (in that it allows for a richness of detail) and frustrating (in that a small sample will necessarily not represent the …

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Jan 14 2013

Jesus VS Constitution In Jackson (now with video!)

Though they gathered by the hundreds, they were unified in voice— The majority has spoken, and the people know their choice They are standing up for Jesus; it’s the only thing they know So the US constitution has to go!…

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Jan 13 2013

Science Can’t Explain It!

The science of biology has things it can’t explain Though it’s “Science has the answers!” as the boast. You can search the latest journals, but you’ll find you search in vain For the transubstantiation of the host! The biologists won’t touch it; it’s a truth they’ll never find— They refuse to even look for their …

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Jan 12 2013

If you ever get the chance…

… So, today, I spent some time at a tidal estuary, just at the turning of the high tide, in winter. My goodness, what a wonderful thing. Ice and snow covered everything, but (this being an estuary) none of it was what you might think of as solid. You could hear the water draining through …

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Jan 12 2013

Colony Of Penguins Discovered, Thanks To Poop Visible From Space

Some scientists have figured out A means of penguin-snooping; A camera, beamed from outer space Can see where they’ve been pooping. The penguins stay on floes of ice, For months in just one place Which leaves a stain of shit so big It’s visible from space. The guano—smelly, reddish-brown, Corrosive, salty goo— Leaves such a …

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Jan 11 2013

Fun With Search Terms

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I think there’s a test coming up. (Context here, mostly in the comments.)

Jan 11 2013

Jackson, OH Is The New Cranston

There’s a picture of Jesus in Jackson Where it’s hung for some sixty-five years By a door, on the wall In a middle-school hall Now it’s come down to lawsuits and tears

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