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Jan 31 2013

Pet turtle digs in and lives 30 years in family’s junk room

Red-footed tortoise on some junk

While I’m slightly skeptical about the “just so” nature of this story, it’s still an adorable story, and I don’t see any aspects of it that make it particularly implausible. Apparently, a pet turtle (technically a tortoise, but turtles are turtles, I have it on good authority!) got lost in a junk room and, thirty …

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Jan 07 2013

Back from vacation. Need a vacation.

I’d been trying to maintain a post-a-day schedule for a few weeks now despite trying to suck the marrow out of a precious oasis of respite from a job that has, as late, challenged me to exceed what even I thought myself capable. I am back home now. My wife and I arrived home at …

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Oct 07 2012

Too many things.

Animated gif of Beaker, from The Muppet Show, panicking

Too many things. Too many irons in the fire, too many arguments on the go. Too many family matters to attend to. Too many things that need my attention. Far too little time. I feel like this right now.

Aug 14 2012

Fossil Gears, by Flying Trilobite

Trilobite fossil painting, with clockwork gears, on shale

Last week, Jodi and I hosted Glendon Mellow (a.k.a The Flying Trilobite) and his lovely family for an all-too-brief night right before the end of their road trip through the Maritimes. I was more than willing to put them up just for a chance to reunite with Glendon and to meet Michelle, their adorable son, …

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Aug 02 2012

My cat Molly

caseymolly-wrestling

Look. This is going to be a mushy post. About a cat. If you don’t like it, don’t read it, and especially don’t comment. I’m not particularly interested in your disapproval right now. About eight years ago, I was living in Toronto in the basement of the mother of my boss. My roommate at the …

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Jul 10 2012

Congratulations to Rieux and his wife!

Good news — FtB commenter Rieux’s wife has delivered their expected baby. Off-topic: at 8:17 this morning, it’s a boy. (Or at least AMAB, if that’s better stated.) 6 pounds 14 ounces, 19.25 inches, 22 hours of back labor by a mom who demonstrated unbelievable guts and stamina in 3 hours of grueling pushing. Then …

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Jul 09 2012

CONvergence: Doctor Who fan repairs his timeline

I’m going to try to write about a few of the thousands of little interactions I had while attending the SkepchickCON science/skepticism track at Minnesota’s annual CONvergence — the continent’s largest entirely fan-run sci-fi/fantasy/fandom convention. This year’s convention had just shy of six thousand attendees, and practically every panel in the Skepchick track, in convention …

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Jun 30 2012

Vacation! Blog entering low-power mode now.

While I’ve spent other work vacations claiming to put the blog in low power mode, but still managing to keep blogging at my usual rate, there’s a good possibility that for the next two weeks my blogging activities will be significantly curtailed by all the preparation and socializing that accompanies attending CONvergence. I am very …

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Feb 06 2012

Happy anniversary, dear

Professional photograph of Jodi wearing Soni's necklace

A day late, but yesterday was spent on cuddles and sushi so I hope you’ll forgive me for posting this today. My wife Jodi and I just celebrated our second wedding anniversary. Video of the ceremony is available, and of course, if you’re interested in the proposal, visit Stephanie’s, where she very much played Cupid, …

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Dec 25 2011

Happy whatever you celebrate!

My wife and I are hosting my sister for the day, cooking a small ham and playing video games and drinking wine and generally staying off the intertubes. Whatever you have planned for the day, I hope your plans find you and your friends and family in good health, and I hope you enjoy the …

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