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Monthly Archive: September 2010

Sep 13 2010

Summer’s Premature End

Oh, dear.  I’ve made a huge mistake.  Meant to get the final bits o’ research done for the earthquake scarp in Seward Park, y’see, but since On Demand had The X-Files: I Want to Believe on offer for cheap, I decided to watch that over dinner.  It’s threatening to bring summer to an abrupt end. …

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Sep 13 2010

Convert Your Republican Friends. Plus, What Faux News Fears Most

Suzanne found two absolutely yummy political articles for ye to sink yer teeth in to. First off, for those of your with semi-sane conservative relatives or friends who refuse to abandon the Cons no matter how batshit fucking insane they get, this is a helpful guide to helping them face facts. And you’ll love the …

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Sep 12 2010

Sunday Read: So An Atheist and a Chaplain Walk Onto a Battlefield…

You can’t miss this.  Truly cannot.  Go. Read.  And marvel at the power of faith to make dangerous ridiculous fucking morons out of some people.  I’m going to inflict it on my Christian best friend, because I do so love hearing him howl at people who put the blind in blind faith.  Perhaps someday he’ll …

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Sep 12 2010

APOD: It’s Nuclear!

My dear, my cherished, my beloved Suzanne sent me this link tonight under the heading “Geology for you.”  And what did I find but an Astronomy Picture of the Day that’s totally nuclear geology: Oklo: Ancient African Nuclear Reactors Credit & Copyright: Robert D. Loss (Curtin U.) Oh, yes, my darlings, that’s right – ancient …

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Sep 12 2010

In Which I Tell You About That Time I Read the Koran

George has this habit of making me think.  Last night, he voiced every thought I wish I had the eloquence to voice on the whole Koran-burning-pastor kerfluffle.  If you haven’t read it, go now and do so. Sums it up rather wonderfully.  And then, there’s his promised response, Protesting Xenophobic Ignorance.   Yes!  That’s how …

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Sep 11 2010

Memorium

A Moment of Silence Nine years ago, 2,977 people left home and did not return again. Iconic buildings fell. We changed. Remember.

Sep 11 2010

Strata to Make Your Heart Sing

I don’t go by Wayne Ranney’s blog as often as I should (and he doesn’t post nearly as often as I’d wish!), but when I do, I’m always treated to some of the most beautiful geological images available anywhere in the known universe.  Let me give you a sample: This is from his rafting trip …

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Sep 11 2010

Hospital Tour – What Do You All Want to See?

I’ve got an opportunity to tour Evergreen Hospital’s facilities, this time as a visitor rather than a patient.  So, what tickles your curiosity?  Is there anything about a hospital you didn’t know and were afraid to ask? Any particular departments you’d like to see featured?  Do let me know!

Sep 10 2010

The Poetry and Prose of Ellen Morris Bishop

One of my favorite science writers is Ellen Morris Bishop.  She wrote In Search of Ancient Oregon, which I’ve lavished much-deserved praise on here and cannot recommend highly enough.  If I could personally grab each of you by the lapels, give you a good shake, and scream “Buy this book!” in your faces, I’d do …

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Sep 10 2010

Macro Mania

My intrepid companion and I had planned to go see the Flaming Geyser on Tuesday, seeing as how I had the day off and all, but this is Seattle, and it’s the day after Labor Day we’re talking about.  We got rained out.  So he came up here instead, and when we got a brief …

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