Category: Life in General

Life on the Small Blue Dot.

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Pervasively Unifying Quantum Particle sort of God

Food for thought (and/or chuckles) CHUCK LORRE, Vanity Card #263 ME: I believe that watching tonight’s show might constitute a spiritual experience. YOU: That’s a pretty bold statement. How do you figure? ME: Glad...

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Generic Drugs Get a Boost

Just a quick note today in support of the ruling by the Indian courts to support generic drugs. (More here.) Now, before you jump on the pharmaceutical companies’ bandwagon and start saying that it...

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Humans are fucking amazing!

How can you think anything else as your 737 breaks through a cloud over Tokyo at 430 miles per hour, exposing the spider web of lights and life below.  Only to continue through that...

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Bear Complex

Okay, so after I came to live here in the south of Japan, I soon discovered something – it doesn't snow and the mountains are too damn small to really call it hiking. (Around...

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For the Birds

One of Kai's friends came over a couple of weeks ago and flew his radio controlled helicopter onto the roof.  (As kids will do.)  So, the next day, I bust out the ladder and...

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…of a feather…

Well, the baby sparrows we've raised are now about 5 weeks old and flying around.  I had to take them to work with me for two weeks when we had to feed them every...

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Kayo’s Cookie Recipe

Here’s a recipe for some chocolate chip cookies my friend’s wife makes.  I tried using the recipe from my Fannie Farmer’s cookbook and they turned out thin and flat -> good, just too runny,...

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Sci-Hub & Freedom of Science

Ever think about who pays for science? (see here, and here for some info)  Or wonder how much of our taxes goes to fund what percentage of scientific research? (Not enough in my opinion...