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Monthly Archive: September 2011

Sep 30 2011

Tomes 2011: All Science All the Time Edition

Oh, dear. I think I just heard the sound of bookshelves screaming in anticipation. Poor overloaded darlings. They’ll just have to toughen up and take it, or rely on e-readers to lighten their load. We’ve got some excellent books on tap this edition. Source The Stuff of Thought There are two things Steven Pinker always …

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Sep 29 2011

Prelude to a Catastrophe: Silver Lake

Let’s have a road trip, shall we? Yes, I do know we were in the middle of Oregon, getting ready to shove our noses against some particularly delicious road cuts, but this is a virtual car – we can skip states in the blink of an eye. So hop in. We’re on our way to …

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Sep 28 2011

Epic Excitement: Reading Quad Map Documentation

I’m not being facetious. I spent a good portion of Sunday reading the pamphlet for the Geologic Map of the Silver Lake Quadrangle, Cowlitz County, Washington (pdf). And I was enthralled. There’s high excitement in that data. There’s a whole history contained in it, over forty million years of oceans, deltas, volcanic eruptions, flood basalts, …

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Sep 27 2011

Dojo Summer Sessions: Steven Pinker Makes Me Feel Better

He shall probably do the same for you. I fell in love with Steven quite by accident. I was at Bookmans, the most delicious used bookstore I’ve ever been in this side of Powell’s, and I was combing the Buddhism section for some Zen goodness. Behind me stood books on writing, so I turned round …

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Sep 26 2011

Los Links 9/23

Lots of amazing stuff this week, my darlings. You’ll notice quite a few things highlighted in bold, and I do hope you read all those, but don’t stop there! There’s so much win in this week’s selections that I could’ve bolded nearly all of them. DADT The New Civil Rights Movement: DADT: Gay 88-Year Old …

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Sep 26 2011

Los Links 9/23

Lots of amazing stuff this week, my darlings. You’ll notice quite a few things highlighted in bold, and I do hope you read all those, but don’t stop there! There’s so much win in this week’s selections that I could’ve bolded nearly all of them. DADT The New Civil Rights Movement: DADT: Gay 88-Year Old …

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Sep 25 2011

Banned Books Week Meme

It’s that time o’ the year again, that joyous and irreverent turning up our ink-stained noses at the fools who think banning books is a good idea. Time for a meme, wouldn’t you say? I got this handy list of the most frequently-challenged books 2000-2009 from the American Library Association’s website. I’ve highlighted the ones …

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Sep 25 2011

Banned Books Week Meme

It’s that time o’ the year again, that joyous and irreverent turning up our ink-stained noses at the fools who think banning books is a good idea. Time for a meme, wouldn’t you say? I got this handy list of the most frequently-challenged books 2000-2009 from the American Library Association’s website. I’ve highlighted the ones …

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Sep 24 2011

Archives

Until I get (well, more precisely, Jason Thibeault gets) various annoyances sorted out with ye olde import, En Tequila Es Verdad’s previous posts are still on Blogger. There’s almost five years’ worth. Apologies to those who decide to catch up…

Sep 24 2011

Cryptozoology and Cute Fuzzy Critters

No, this isn’t about the cat. This time. Although she’s pretty crypto – I never can figure out why she goes from cuddly to homicidal with no warning, and she is cute and fuzzy. Even when she is trying to tear you limb-from-limb. We stopped at the North Fork Survivors Gift Shop at the Buried …

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