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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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Remember those who suffered one year ago today in Boston. Another memorable event of a different type occurred on this day in 1947. Sixty-seven years ago today, on a cold Tuesday in Brooklyn, Jack Roosevelt 'Jackie' Robinson took the field... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Campanastan
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Memo to Lakewood Springs Homeowners Association: put someone with anal retentive tendencies in charge of signage. By the way, is 'anal retentive' hyphenated or not? "Never think you've seen the last of anything." - Eudora Welty (quoted in The Boston... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Campanastan
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Three guesses. Great piece by Philip Bump in TheWire. Yes, the Cover of Golf Digest Is Tacky, Gross, and Exclusionary. But So Is Golf. It's actually perfect that Golf Digest's cover image of sexy, non-golfer Paulina Gretzky has irritated people... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Campanastan
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Who knew? Who cares? He's 62 today. I hear he's about to release a version of Walk Away, Renée. Uh-huh. Thanks to Alan McKay for enlightening me. “I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Campanastan
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A great example why Lynne Truss' wonderful little book should be read by all English-speakers - NOW! “A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2014 at Campanastan
Some of you may consider this to be disparaging towards Italians but my paternal grandparents came from southern Italy (Naples) so it's okay for me to post this video. Besides, how else does an Italian make a point during speech?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Campanastan
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I don't think this infographic is an April Fools' Day joke but I could be mistaken. It is from an outfit called Security Degree Hub. To enlarge, click on the graphic once, then again. Enjoy! "Most people would rather be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Campanastan
This is wonderful - thanks to Shelia David. Henri has his own WWW site - mais oui! "Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose." - Garrison Keillor Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Campanastan
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More animals just sitting/sleeping... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Campanastan
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From the folks at Grad School Hub. View the original here. You can also enlarge by clicking once, then a second time. I have not vetted these figures, but some numbers don't seem realistic. We'll need > 50,000 new lawyers... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Campanastan
From Mark Boslough. First the Caddy ad: Now the Ford ad: Neither car does very much for me. Just give me a 5-speed with three pedals on the floor. But I'll take the Ford ad. "No one ever went broke... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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From the good folks at PSI. Here is the original. Click to enlarge. "The Roman Catholic church... carries the immense power of very directly affecting women's lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion." - Robin Morgan Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Campanastan
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From the folks at International Business Degree Guide. The original is here. Click to enlarge. "Will the highways on the Internet become more few?" - George W. Bush Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Campanastan
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Oh, that Anthony Weiner - what a card! Seems a Denver TV station accidentally showed a picture of a weenie during a news video. Looks like they had the camera on someone's Twitter feed. See a video of 'it' on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at Campanastan
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One-hit wonders and Blood, Sweat & Tears knockoff The Ides of March hit it big (well, sort of) 44 years ago with Vehicle. Friend, former colleague and geochemist extraordinaire Laura Crossey, a Chicago native, reminded me about these guys, who... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Campanastan
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The distribution of the USA's 2.4 million prisoners (click to enlarge or go here). Read the entire article here from the Prison Policy Initiative. Courtesy of The Week. "Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2014 at Campanastan
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Okay - here we go: a 65-year-old white guy opining about racial epithets. And lest you have been under a rock, the 'N-word' is the politically correct version of 'nigger'. We know that the National Football League thinks the reprehensible... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Campanastan
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Well, someone might try to steal it! "The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun from stealing your breakfast is to offer to share it with him." - Unknown, presumed dead Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2014 at Campanastan
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And here is what was at the end of that road.... Three Dog Night? WTF? A canineophile? No, a rock band whose heyday was from the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. Four of the seven original members are still performing:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2014 at Campanastan
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Of course the Republicans are wearing a Ted Nugent hat - they are courtng the gun-toting, crossbow-shooting moron vote. Ted, you've come a long way since Journey to the Center of the Mind, (good song, actually)! But it looks like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2014 at Campanastan
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Idaho is considering a bill to allow guns on its university and college campuses (like my state, Oregon, already does). It has passed a House committee with a recommendation (11 - 3) for passage. Here is a NYT Op-Ed by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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Legendary football coach Barry Switzer opines on Michael Sam: And on owners drafting gay players: About what I expected from ol' Barry: if the guy can play, that's all he cares about. Oh, yeah - kudos to Arizona Governor Jan... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Campanastan
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What a funny guy! Not that there's anything wrong with that. I heard he is emigrating to Uganda. 367 Favorites? Looks like Steve has some company. I am always amused when a man disparages another man for being gay. I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Campanastan
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Friend and former colleague Basia Irland snapped this in Tucson. 'Patio of the Bells', indeed! "Stupidity is a talent for misconception" ~ Edgar Allan Poe Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at Campanastan