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Two Feet on the Ground

I just finished Nora Ephron‘s book, I Feel Bad About My Neck, a.k.a. “I Hate My Neck”. Omg, I hate my neck too: “You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn’t … Continue reading

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E.T. Come Back!

Science fiction was my reading of choice for more than a decade – during college & thereafter until the kiddies happened into our lives. Frank Herbert, Orson Scott Card, William Gibson, Ursula Le Guin, Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov…I thought there … Continue reading

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Evolution Is Not Progress

Don’t worry, I haven’t become a creationist! But for heaven’s sake, can we please stop using this misleading evolution graphic?? AND all the endless permutations of the same misleading “progress of man” theme…OK, some of them are funny, & some … Continue reading

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Yay For Pop-Science!

I almost included “Good” in the title – as in Good Pop(ular) Science.  But of course, good goes without saying.  Just as we like good science, we should also demand good science communicated in ways that the general public can … Continue reading

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What Would Samwise Do?

So I’ve been doing alot of musing these days about loyalty, struggling with it, really.  The loyalty stuff on my mind isn’t at all equivalent to the drama of trueheart Sam’s famous loyalty to Frodo & the Quest-To-Deliver-Middle-Earth-From-Evil…no, nothing like … Continue reading

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Cheese and Chicken Bark

I was standing in line at my favorite go-to market the other day & the fellow in front of me incredulously asked if I was “really going to eat” that (lovely) bucheron cheese I’d just placed on the checkout counter. Slightly (but … Continue reading

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