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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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Nice cartoon. From Keith Bell in the Roswell (NM) Record News. "Think about how stupid the average person is, and realize that half of them are stupider than that." - George Carlin Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Campanastan
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I recently gave an interview to a media outlet about my recent trip to the I. R. of Iran. The interviewer provided me with the following audio montage of my interview. It's only a few minutes. Download Michael%20E.%20Campana_Heart%20Touching%20Words%20about%20Iran-2 Thirty of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Campanastan
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Who knew this weekend was Hockey Weekend Across America? Probably just slightly more than those who knew that yesterday was World Pangolin Day. And today is Hockey Day in America, which celebrates the 35th anniversary of the 'Miracle on Ice'... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Campanastan
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Yes, you can read about it here. "To be scientifically literate is to empower yourself to know when someone else is full of bullshit." - Neil deGrasse Tyson Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Campanastan
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Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life! Sit Down, I Think I Love You! Thank you! "Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away." - Dorothy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Campanastan
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More funny stuff from two perceptive Danes: writer Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler, collectively known as WuMo. See Part 1 here. See more here. Click on the images below to enlarge them. Thanks to Elaine J. Hanford for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Campanastan
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In case you missed it, wide receiver Riley Cooper is the featured athlete for February 2015 on the Philadelphia Eagles' official calendar. Big deal, right? Yes, it is. Turns out February is Black History Month and Cooper is a white... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Campanastan
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Retirement Options in the USA You can retire to Phoenix, Arizona where... 1. You are willing to park 3 blocks away from your house because you found shade. 2. You can drive for 4 hours in one direction and never... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Campanastan
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Jeb Bush's PAC's new staffer is an adept Tweeter. So send Ethan Czahor a Tweet - below are examples of some he sent a few years ago. Let's give Ethan a warm civil welcome! He Tweets @czahor. Wonder if Czahor... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2015 at Campanastan
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A couple of creative Danes - writer Mikael Wulff and cartoon artist Anders Morgenthaler, collectively known as WuMo - have created these hilarious graphs of some of the annoyances, facts, and perils of modern life. See many more here. Click... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2015 at Campanastan
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This story comes from the Daily Kos (thanks to Eric Fitch). Wash your hands after using the bathroom, right? Here is a video (link here) of the 'eloquent and substantive' new Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who opines on the application... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Campanastan
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From Fast Company. One would think an infographic would be unnecessary, but for those who need one, Scott Bateman has it. Okay, maybe there is a dose of sarcasm embedded in the diagram. Well, maybe not a dose - more... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Campanastan
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Joel Pett tells it like it's not being told. "Futurists don't consider overpopulation one of the issues of the future. They consider it the issue of the future." - Dan Brown Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Campanastan
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Joel Pett of the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader knows the answer. "Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." - Thomas Edison Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Campanastan
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As some of you know I traveled to Iran in early January for a scientific meeting in Isfahan, a city of around 2 million about five hours' drive south of Tehran. I have not posted about my trip save for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Campanastan
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Great one from The Week. "I'm happy to learn that after I speak you're going to hear from Ann Coulter. That's a good thing. I think it's important to get the views of moderates." - Mitt Romney - right before... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Campanastan
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From Michael Leunig via Raul Pacheco-Vega. "Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company." - Mark Twain Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Campanastan
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From the New York Times. Read about it here and give thanks for Richard Feynman. O-rings, anyone? Not the space program's finest hour. It was entirely preventable. "If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Campanastan
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From the Funny Times. Enjoy! "I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly." - Winston Churchill Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Campanastan
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Nate Beeler's great cartoon in The Week. All this 'fuss' will seal the Patriots' defeat in the Super Bowl: Seahawks 34, Patriots 13. Regardless of who did what with the balls there seems to have been little scrutiny of the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Campanastan
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She shoots! She scores? The Twittersphere is abuzz with Miss Canada Chanel Beckenlehner's costume at the National Costume Show of the Miss Universe Pageant in Coral Gables, FL. Hey, it's original. But as one wag pointed out, no Canadian team... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Campanastan
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How about: Stone is Cold - cool temperature Stone is Frosty - cold temperature Stone is Hot - warm temperature Enjoy! “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.” – Robert A. Heinlein or Mark Twain or.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Campanastan
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Is that the truth? Here is the first cover of Charlie Hebdo since the murders in its editorial offices. Below is an example of the type of cartoons that Muslims found objectionable. A loose translation of the cover: 'The Quran... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2015 at Campanastan
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Here's a postcard that friend Frank Colvario sent out to former North Bennet Street School caddies from the following camps: Maplewood, Lake Tarleton, Clauson's, Wianno, and Oyster Harbors. We'd like to expand our list, so if you know a former... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2015 at Campanastan
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Yeah, we've come a long way, baby. This is no joke - I think the station is in Arkansas. And here is the show schedule (click on the graphic to enlarge): Here is the schedule as a PDF: Download Show... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Campanastan