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Monthly Archive: March 2012

Mar 31 2012

Northwesterners: Don’t Forget Dawkins!

Tomorrow afternoon, people:¬†Working Together for a Secular Society, A Celebration. I want to see a horde of ETEVers there. Doors open at 2pm. It’s the last time I’m getting out of the house before my life explodes into chaos for a while, and the Northwest Free-Thought Alliance would be happy to see lots of people …

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Mar 31 2012

The Bat Signal! In a Thunderegg!

Bat Signal Thunderegg

I have a habit of looking for geology-related stuff when I’m in the little shops attached to parks. Usually, I’m disappointed. Geology gets very little mention. But you’d expect Lava Lands Visitor’s Center to have a little something, seeing as how their whole thing is the volcanoes. They had a nice bin full o’ bits …

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Mar 30 2012

Unidentified Flying Dinosaur

UFD I

At last! Trebuchet requested mystery birds, and I finally got one of the bastards to hold still long enough for a good shot. We’d have had this long ago if crows, robins, seagulls, red-tailed hawks, cormorants, bald eagles, and blue herons counted, but if they’re easy enough for a clueless git like myself to identify, …

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Mar 29 2012

Go, Evelyn!

My dear friend and fellow Geokittehs blogger Evelyn Mervine is finishing her thesis tonight. She defends it on Friday the 13th. It’s been a long georney, and she could certainly use all of the support and encouragement we can muster. Give her your love, my darlings, and if you can fill this thread with really …

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Mar 29 2012

In Which I Play the Geological Host

Mah Boys with Fault Scarp

There’s this place in Seattle called Seward Park, where, after an easy amble up a nicely-paved walk, you dodge off onto a wee little trail and come bang up against a fault scarp. I did a wee write-up on it a bit over a year ago. Good thing, too, because I keep missing the geology …

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Mar 28 2012

We Can Haz Geokittehs Stoar!

Yes, a store! And you can get stuff with Geokittehs on it! Evelyn is amazing – we kicked this idea around for about twenty seconds, and the next thing I knew, it was a reality. While she’s busy with her thesis, no less. And I haven’t even posted a Geokitteh in ages! I am so …

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Mar 28 2012

I Will Hold On to Life Like Grim Death… No, Wait, That’s a Horrible Metaphor

I’m jonesing so hard for the Doctor right now. Oh, sure, I’ve got classic episodes I’ve never seen, and I’m enjoying those quite a lot. They help fill the void. But, and I hope long-time fans of the show forgive me for saying this, it’s like having a margarita when what one actually wants is …

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Mar 27 2012

What To Do If You’re Bored This Weekend

If you’re in the Seattle area, or don’t mind a bit of a drive from elsewhere in the northwest, you can head on over to the Northwest Free-thought Alliance Conference. Can’t attend the conference? No problemo! Join me afterward to see Richard Dawkins, Sean Faircloth and Elisabeth Cornwell. They’re doing a special appearance on Sunday …

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Mar 27 2012

The Mystery of Strike and Dip

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There are things that remain somewhat mysterious to me. You can read about things like strike and dip for months, years even, but they’re words. You know dip refers to something tilting down. It’s right there in the word. Strike is more vague. I usually think of it as “striking out,” perhaps for parts unknown. …

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Mar 26 2012

Sign the Petition for Trans Rights

It infuriates me that we have to have discussions like this in the 21st Century. It outrages me that we have to beg people to give folks their basic human rights. Why haven’t we reached the point where it’s obvious to even the dimmest and most backward among us that it’s not okay to deny …

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