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Monthly Archive: June 2011

Jun 23 2011

The Seduction of Subduction

This: Cascades from Skykomish River, near Gold Bar This is why I love the word subduction.  Every time I’m reading about the geology of a region, when I come across that word, I get a tingle down ye olde spine.  Because I know we’re in for it.  I know the landscape’s going to be exciting.  …

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Jun 22 2011

I Want a Ranch. With Horsies. In the Cascade Foothills.

My Intrepid Companion and I ventured forth despite threatening clouds on Monday.  I’ve been shut in with the Muse for months now, aside from occasional local escapes, and since my hormones had knocked her over the head and stuffed her in a closet, bound with duct tape and zip ties (bit of overkill, there, but …

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Jun 21 2011

Geology Quiz

There’s a geology quiz up at Eunoia.  Identifying rocks from photos is a pain in the arse, but really, who can resist a good challenge? If you can’t, head on over and give it a whirl.

Jun 21 2011

Dojo Summer Sessions: Giving Yourself Permission to Suck

I’ve probably gone on about this subject before, but it bears repeating: with a few incredibly rare exceptions, a written work does not emerge whole and complete and beautiful on the first go.  We writers are not Zeus, and our stories are not Athena, sprung fully-formed from our foreheads. This can be hard to remember …

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Jun 20 2011

Los Links 6/17

Our streak is broken.  Better late and all that.  Especially since there’s quite a bit of yummy stuff here for ye. Our weekly dustup was finding out that a Gay Girl in Damascus was actually a middle-aged white male with delusions of importance.  I figure the following link is very much worth highlighting: The Rumpus: …

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Jun 19 2011

No Lounge Chair Shall Prevail

We’ve had occasional moments of summer, which means I’m forced to leave the sliding glass door open so that my felid can play Queen o’ the Porch.  So last weekend, there I was, trying to concentrate on me work, and I hears this clunk. I looked outside in alarm, and in the next moment dove …

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Jun 18 2011

Cantina Quote o’ The Week: Golda Meir

One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. -Golda Meir I had a hard time choosing one quote from Golda Meir to highlight.  She could be by turns witty, wry, or profound.  Some of my favorite quotes regarding war come from here, and I’ll just …

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Jun 17 2011

On Terry Pratchett and Escape Routes

This news brought tears to my eyes, because I adore Terry Pratchett and I never ever want the world to be without him: Three and a half years ago, Terry Pratchett, the beloved author of the Discworld series, announced that he has early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Now he’s made an even more startling announcement. Pratchett, who …

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Jun 16 2011

Lying Liars and the Creationist Bastards Who Lead Field Trips

It’s be a while since we’ve had the Smack-o-Matic off the woodshed wall.  I shall now proceed to lift it down reverently, blow the dust from it, give it a loving polish, and proceed to administer it to some very deserving bottoms. If you are one of those people prone to troll about “tone” and …

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Jun 15 2011

When Lives Are On The Line: Part I

[Guest blogger Kaden] Call 9-1-1 Easy to remember and ingrained since childhood, call these three simple numbers and you can reach police, fire, or medical assistance. And that’s about the extent of the average person’s knowledge of 9-1-1. This series is meant to give you some insight inside my world, but mostly its just an …

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