Monthly Archives: July 2013

Rules 4 Life: Bossy pants, bossy blogs (1/2)

Everybody’s so bossy with their Rules for Life and How to This and That… but I’m a sucker for lists! So today, I offer you some tips and suggestions from bossy people who undoubtedly know better than I how to … Continue reading

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Just hit 10,001 views!

Thanks, everybody, for following along with my zany adventures in research and procrastination for all these years. :-)

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Read a ****ing book

Astute readers and those familiar with my affinity for the coarser aspects of the English (and most other) language(s) will doubtless surmise / probably guess what the asterisks in the title of this post stand for, and I highly recommend … Continue reading

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Baby Talk

Read an article, “The babies we don’t care about today,” by Laurie Penny (via KB & JG on FB), who wrote: Of all future subjects of our new infant overlord, none are more scapegoated than teenage single mums. Let’s not … Continue reading

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Whee-search

Seriously, I don’t know how people did research before the Internet. It must have been TEDIOUS. Respect and props to everyone who has actually cut images out of the encyclopedia with scissors and used a typewriter (third grade was good … Continue reading

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Conservation Conversations & Quandaries (4/4)

In the spirit of Roderick Haig-Brown, I was inspired to share some thoughts on trees from Emily Carr. I’m having difficulty locating her cartoon, “The Inartistic Alderman and the Realistic Nightmare,” but came across the caption readily enough: Ye ghosts … Continue reading

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Conservation Conversations & Quandaries: “Parrots, the Universe and Everything” (3/4)

In the spirit of Roderick Haig-Brown, I’m inspired to share a few comments on conservation from Douglas Adams. Part the Third, in which the dolphins disappear. Douglas Adams gave a great talk about conservation entitled “Parrots, the Universe and Everything.” … Continue reading

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Sitting in the library on a Saturday

Woe is me. I’m comfortably seated in the wonderful, window-full, sun-spackled Bellevue Library reading a book, but all I want to do while reading this book for review is browse through and read other books. Some titles that are calling … Continue reading

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Pick a side – follow up

Just when I thought things couldn’t get much stranger than they already were… The wonderful Joseph Kerski passed this along to a geography mailing list of which I am (happily) a member. — It’s been a busy week of posting, … Continue reading

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Conservation Conversations & Quandaries: The Trees Don’t Make the Cut (2/4)

In the spirit of Roderick Haig-Brown, I’m inspired to share a few comments on conservation from an exchange with KB. Part the Second, in which the trees don’t make the cut. My good friend KB researches, among other things, trees. … Continue reading

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