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I’ve been readin’ some

Here are my most recent reads, largely for the benefit of maphead. Kim Stanley Robinson As you can see, I went on a bit of a Kim Stanley Robinson bender over the last few months. I thoroughly enjoyed the "Science in … Continue reading

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One Day = $720 million

That's approximately how much of our tax dollars our government is spending every day on the Iraq War. This less-than-two-minute video puts that into perspective. One Day = $720 Million (If you find the video thought provoking, pass it on … Continue reading

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Amazon.com: “Maphead’s Mondo Mass of Non-Fiction”

Amazon.com: "Maphead’s Mondo Mass of Non-Fiction" http://www.amazon.com/Maphead-s-Mondo… My brother-in-law’s most excellent list of non-fiction reads for 2007. Read and post comments | Send to a friend

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On chims, g’Keks, fins, and traekis….

I've been happily re-reading David Brin's Uplift trilogies. Between reading those and lots of cycling, plus fall at the salle d'armes (traditional resumption of fencing after the slow summer), I've been simply swamped! It's been at least ten years since … Continue reading

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The Foundations of Theocracy

I don't freakin' believe this video and Defense Department report. I mean, I do believe the video is authentic, but I am stunned. The foundations for a United States of God theocracy are well under construction. I am a Christian … Continue reading

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“The Originist” by Orson Scott Card (from Maps in a Mirror)

Maps in a Mirror I first read "The Originist" in about 1994. It was part of an anthology called Maps in a Mirror, which my friend Alan persuaded me to read. I was captivated. The story is set in Isaac … Continue reading

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Apparently They Need To Personally Pull The Trigger

Apparently the high crimes and misdemeanors of the President and Vice President do not impress our jaded Congressional representatives. Illegal war, imperial claims of executive privilege, illegal surveillance, illegal detention, and good ol' fashioned corruption do not rise to the … Continue reading

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The Man Who Walked Through Time by Colin Fletcher

The Man Who Walked Through Time: The Story of the First Trip Afoot Through the Grand Canyon I am re-reading this book currently, partly in honor of Colin Fletcher, who died last month. I first read it about 15 years … Continue reading

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Commie Pinko Pedestrian-friendly Socialist Plots That Will Ruin Our Economy

The Edgewater District This morning, there was a newspaper article about a proposal to make the Edgewater District in West Salem into a pedestrian friendly neighborhood. The following is an excerpt from a response I wrote in the newspaper's online … Continue reading

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On losing teeth and being aglow

Hot The weather was blazing hot, so most of my day was spent indoors working on stuff for the fencing salle. Newsletter editing, staff meeting, etc. I finally got time for a ride in the evening, but it was still … Continue reading

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