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Tragedy and the Common Man

This morning at the bank, the doctor’s office, shopping in three different stores, the conversations I overheard were all about Toronto Mayor, Rob Ford.  Although people lament the persistent media coverage and say they are sick of hearing about the … Continue reading

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Kurt Vonnegut: 10 quotes on his birthday

This is reposted from The Christian Science Monitor… the quotes are definitely worth reading and thinking about… I could write personal journals using each one as a starting point. There is also a whole set of posters on Google Images … Continue reading

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Remembering Sagan

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: 2 Posted on November 12, 2012 by motleydragon I wrote about Carl Sagan last year as well.  Here are the links. Michael Shermer and his colleagues are keeping Sagan’s valuable work alive. The website and the … Continue reading

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A Universe Not Made for Us

Carl Sagan was born on November 9, 1934.  This year would have marked only his 79th birthday. After suffering from a kind of leukemia, and receiving three bone marrow transplants, Sagan died of pneumonia at the age of 62.  An … Continue reading

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Hallowe’n 8… The War of the Worlds

PBS broadcast a new documentary about the Hallowe’en radio broadcast 75 years ago of The War of the Worlds. H.G.Wells wrote a good story, and the story of Orson Welles’ radio adaptation is a good story also. Was there really … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en 7… Shelob

Spiders creep me out… even the “teensy weensy spider” that went up the water-spout in that children’s song. I know that spiders have an important niche in the ecosystem, including my garden, but that’s a moot point.  I don’t like … Continue reading

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Bad things, Good people

A terrible mass shooting occurred yesterday at a mall in Kenya.  The news now states that 68 are dead. No numbers are given for the injured, or the number of hostages still being held. My husband questioned why I found … Continue reading

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