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Aquadoc
I am a universty professor who's been 'doing water' for almost 40 years. In my spare time I am President-for-Life and Supreme High Armed Forces Commander of the Republic of Campanastan.
Interests: travel, f. scott fitzgerald, seinfeld, reading, writing, baseball, bicycling, collecting quotes, convertibles, water issues, music (good ol' rock 'n roll, with a tendency towards doo-wop, classical), developing countries, robert kaplan, thomas wolfe, "feelin' alright" by joe cocker, "sky pilot", trying to make the world a better place.
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Why don't I just say I'm 67 today? Just wanted to express it the way my dear, departed Aunt Angela would've done. In addition to a vintage CD of Bobby Goldsboro's Greatest Hits my wonderful older (by three years) sister... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 at Campanastan
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Another goodie via Caroline Ajootian from Funkagenda. "Remember - they'd eat us if they could." - Ailurophile Mary Frances Campana, referring to cats Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Campanastan
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From good friend Caroline Ajootian. Ahh....youthful curiosity! "Before you call yourself a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu or any other theology, learn to be human first.” - Shannon L. Alder Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Campanastan
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I took this cartoon from Jerry Coyne's blog. Kudos to Garry Trudeau. If you have some time on your hands and want to see some comments by people with far too much time on their hands, read the comments to... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Campanastan
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Found on a car at a UK store. Looks like the fashionistas have struck again. Read more here. "We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the rising generation. I am an oldster myself and might be expected to... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Campanastan
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So what do you see when you go to carlyfiorina.org? Try this: You then scroll down past row after row of frowny faces till you reach the end: I doubt Ms. Fiorina does her own domain-name registration so I can't... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Campanastan
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Oh, yeah - the Orioles won, 8-2. From Jimmie Margulies... “The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.” - Rush Limbaugh Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Campanastan
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No comment is necessary, except for 'How could they be so stupid and thoughtless?' Read more here. "Bud Light....the perfect beer for marketers about to lose their job." - Jeff Barrett Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Campanastan
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Moi? “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.” ― John Ruskin Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Campanastan
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Ain't this the truth! Thanks to PhD Comics. "It's in the syllabus!" - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Campanastan
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This cartoon via Eric Wolfson says it all. Happy Earth Day! “We have met the enemy and he is us.” -- Walt Kelly Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Campanastan
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Wonderful cartoon (click on the image to enlarge it) from The Week and Bill Day. And don't forget Rubio's 21st century Cuban foreign policy! “I’m not making any comparison between Barack Obama and Castro from Cuba—but…” - Marco Rubio Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Campanastan
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Disgusting story of the day: a sick, moronic Texas veterinarian shoots a cat through the head with an arrow, then brags about it on her Facebook page. I guess her assault rifle wasn't available. Fortunately, she was fired. Maybe she... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Campanastan
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Not good. The source for this - Mike Keefe. 'Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.' - Joseph Conrad Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Campanastan
Ari Michelsen sent me these true humorous snippets from the courtroom. They are from the book, Disorder in the American Courts. Enjoy! ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, 'Where am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at Campanastan
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Last May I posted twice on a small caddy camp reunion in New Hampshire. Work on the shrine, Our Lady of the Fairways, was unveiled. At that time there was talk of having a larger reunion in Fall 2015. Things... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Campanastan
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Bet you didn't know that every 1 April the Canadians drain Lake Louise and repaint it. Pretty amazing! Read all about it. "Long ago I learned this proverb: If you do something important, there will always be critics. If you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Campanastan
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Well, maybe not, but I love this KAL cartoon from the 28 March 2015 edition of The Economist. "The global importance of the Middle East is that it keeps the Far East and the Near East from encroaching on each... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Campanastan
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According to the Harvard Business Review, here are other things that employees do on conference calls. I plead guilty on some occasions. I sometimes 'fiddle around' on the Internet. My biggest fear after a period of inattention: "Hey, Michael, what's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Campanastan
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The Grumpy Cat finds a 'friend' beneath the sea. "Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose." -- Garrison Keillor Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Campanastan
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+ l l Yeah, this was actually a real movie. I saw it. Undoubtedly, the cause of the mutant spider was radiation.... You know how they killed it? They got the 50-Foot Woman to step on it. FYI: John Agar... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2015 at Campanastan
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Several weeks ago Starbucks succeeded in annoying Armenians by depicting Armenian dancers beneath Turkish flags (read about it here). Unsatisfied with that, the caffeine company sought to initiate a discussion about race in the USA with its 'Race Together' program.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2015 at Campanastan
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From friend and colleague Michael van der Valk. Click on the map to enlarge it. Here is the story from the Washington Post's Wonkblog. Funny. Oregon: water? New Mexico: CDL (must be commercial driver's license)? "Remember -- life is just... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Campanastan
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I would not have been surprised to see these in certain Texas cities, but not Austin! So much for Austin's vaunted 'liberalism'! Read about it here. One man has claimed credit for the stickers, saying he did it to protest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Campanastan
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"We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." – Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, when asked about weapons of mass destruction in an ABC News interview, 30 March 2003... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Campanastan