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Monthly Archive: November 2010

Nov 30 2010

One (or Two) For the Road

Silver Fox has a post up about road songs: So one day, I’m in the passenger seat of some other geo’s truck, being driven from place to place through thick trees and over rutted and roily dirt roads somewhere in central Idaho, in search of particularly fascinating outcrops — any outcrops would do, given the …

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Nov 30 2010

Such Civil War Is In My Love and Hate

(This is soooo last minute, so for those breathlessly awaiting another Dojo post, you shall be disappointed until tomorrow.  Forgot all about November ending so soon, didn’t I?  Had to get in my Accretionary Wedge post under deadline, and that means the Dojo gets the boot.  I’m sure you shall all survive.) Shakespeare fans may …

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Nov 29 2010

Sit and Watch the Sunset

It’s Monday.  Moreover, it’s the Monday after a holiday.  I know all you all need a little something beautiful right now, so go over and watch the sunset at Suzanne’s: That’s just the first of many gorgeous images.  Go on.  Go enjoy.  You’ve earned a beauty break.

Nov 29 2010

Why Talking to Idiots Gets You Nowhere

Finally finished this paper that’s been in my tabs for days: “Irreducible Incoherence and Intelligent Design: A Look into the Conceptual Toolbox of a Pseudoscience.”  Stumbled across it playing on The Panda’s Thumb, and while it took me forever to read because I’ve had the attention span of a spastic on caffeine pills lately, I …

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Nov 28 2010

Night Off

It happens.  Busy watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, wasn’t I?  Hadn’t pre-loaded enough posts, had I?  So here we are. If it makes you feel any better, I spent time in between calls at work today researching up a storm for our next installment of Seward Park Geology.  Got so much information …

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Nov 27 2010

One of the Most Beautiful Things I Have Ever Seen

Courtesy of Jessica Ball at Magma Cum Laude: That’s right – it’s under a waterfall! The flame is sheltered just enough that it doesn’t go out very often (although it’s always a good idea to bring a lighter along if you’re going to visit). Gas wells in this area are generally drilled into the Medina Group …

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Nov 26 2010

Imaginary Death Panels vs. The Real Deal

I’ve been trying for several days now to figure out how to capture my outrage in words, but it’s impossible to do it.  Let’s just say that if I ever get a chance to do it, I will gladly punch Arizona’s political overlords in the face. The same pieces of shit who have no problem …

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Nov 25 2010

Thinking of Thanks and Thankful for Thinking

I’m about to dive head-first into a marathon of Harry Potter movies, after a nice leisurely bath.  I guarantee you, I’m thankful for both of those things.  Some may think I’m crazy for being thankful for Harry Potter, o’ course, but that’s their loss.  Quidditch rules! This is a day of giving thanks.  First and …

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Nov 25 2010

Los Links

Bored on a holiday weekend, are ye?  Had your fill of turkey, football, annoying relatives, Black Friday, all that rot?  Well, that’s good, because I’ve got lots o’ interesting links I’ve been meaning to do something about but never managed to get round to blogging. Pour yourselves a glass of something tasty and hopefully strong, …

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Nov 24 2010

Scenes from the Frozen Life

There’s been this fly on the porch since the storm started.  He appears to be frozen in place, but he’s been veeerrryyy slowly crawling up the side of the post.  He’s moved about three or four inches in two days. Just cuz, I decided to take pictures and foist them upon you: And a side …

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