This is Aquadoc's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Aquadoc's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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.
Recent Activity
Image
President Obama has decided to restore Mt. McKinley to its native name, Denali. The Alaska mountain is the USA's highest at about 20,237 feet (6,170 meters) above mean sea level. The State of Alaska requested this name change about 40... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Campanastan
Image
Never thought I'd give a shout-out to the New York Daily News but here is the NYDN's editorial about the Virginia journalists' shootings and its front page, plus a cartoon from Bill Bramhall. You go, folks! 'How many Alisons is... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Campanastan
Image
Naaahhhhhh.... From the good folks at Citizens UnTied and others. "Politicians and diapers must be changed often and for much the same reason." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
Glad to see that one of my hometown newspapers, the New York Post, is maintaining its journalistic standards. "There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and to shame the devil." - Walter Lippmann Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
The North Bennet Street School's Caddy Camps Reunion/Summit is fewer than four weeks away: 11 - 13 September 2015. It is open to all those who attended any of the NBSS caddy camps, not just those in New Hampshire. It... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
From the folks at lolworthy. “There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” – Mark Twain Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
Great cartoon by Mike Luckovich at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Regardless of your opinion of his presidency, you'll have to admit that since he left office, Jimmy Carter has entered the realm of a national treasure. He's bypassed golf courses and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
On 4 April 2015 I posted on the planned North Bennet Street School's Caddy Camps Reunion/Summit, 11 - 13 September 2015. It is open to all those who attended any of the NBSS caddy camps, not just those in New... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
From David Phillips. "An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud." - Donald J. Trump on Twitter, 6 August 2012 Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
These new ATMs should provide some relief to the beleaguered Greeks.... Who is Katie Hopkins, you ask? Check for yourself. Looks like our plan to eat more Greek yogurt has not helped much. "Η φτήνια τρώει τον παρά." - Greek... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
University of Wyoming basketball player Larry Nance, Jr., tweeted this about Kobe Bryant and his rape accusation in 2012: In yesterday's NBA draft, guess which team selected Nance? Yes, Kobe Bryant's team, the Los Angeles Lakers. The Tweet has since... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
From the pen of Chan Lowe. I like this idea. I must confess - my great-great grandfather M.A. Emerson was a member of the North Carolina Company K and fought for the Confederacy. "You can’t claim to be a proud,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
"Time spent with cats is never wasted." - Sigmund Freud Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
Alex Rodriguez, arguably (?) the most vilified man in US professional sports (certainly in major league baseball) achieved another milestone in grand style yesterday - his 3,000th hit was a home run, just like Yankee hero Derek Jeter's a few... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
This was in the Oregonian earlier this week. No need to comment. "Every victory is only the price of admission to a more difficult problem" - Henry Kissinger Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
Few people know it but Oregon and New Jersey are the only two states in our union that forbid people from pumping their own gas. In all fairness, each has exceptions. Oregon has limited exceptions for commercial drivers and motorcyclists.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Campanastan
Great humor from friend and colleague Ari Michelsen, who is a long way from doing this task. LIVING WILL FORM I, ____________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means. Under... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
Great graphic from Janis Ian's FB page via Jerry Sehlke. “The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot.” ~ Jay Leno Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
"When I finish as the host of 'Jeopardy!' I'm going to go up to Taft in central California. They have a small college there that teaches you about oil drilling." - Alex Trebek Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
The photo below was posted by Charles Frith with the Kalil Gibran quote shown at the bottom. Unsure what the point of this is. Conspiracy theory? So I suppose my sister Ann is alive and well and living the good... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
Some of you know that I have fond memories of my days as a caddy in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and on Cape Cod during the period 1958-1967. Here is a photo from a little reunion on Cape... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2015 at Campanastan
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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
Image
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