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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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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 6 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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Need I say more? Thanks to Fred Krupp. From the Washington Post. "Civilization exists by geological consent, subject to change without notice." -- Will Durant Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Campanastan
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Hasbro's latest Play-Doh accessory, 'The Extruder'. The company has decided to replace it. Wonder what they'll think of next? I shudder at the thought. "The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it."- Laurence J. Peter Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Campanastan
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Here you go - find out what the President-For-Life and the First-Lady-For-Life did last year. Not too exciting. Download Seasons_Greetings_2014 Enjoy! “The pessimist always finds difficulty in opportunity and the optimist always finds opportunity in difficulty.” - Anonymous Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Campanastan
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Season's greetings! See what we've been doing! Word doc (6.8 MB):Download 2014_ACJF_Newsletter_Fall_v1_Read_only PDF (2.7 MB): Download 2014_ACJF_Newsletter_Fall_v1 Enjoy! “We have conquered Mother Nature; now we have only to conquer human nature.” - D.R. Knowlton, 1939 (thanks to John Hawley) Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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Hard to imagine that this is the eighth anniversary of Campanastan's birth (the blog, that is). I originally named it 'Aquablog' but soon changed it to its present moniker: Reason: people might have confused it with my professional persona -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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Each year about this time I wonder why the news media blow off the last week (or two) of the year. Even before the year ends, we're already bombarded with 'The Best of 2014', 'Notable Deaths of 2014', etc. Whatever... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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Hard to imagine that my 'baby sister' should be turning 62 today. Yes, today would have been my younger sister Ann Campana Judge's 62nd birthday had not five Saudi Arabians - not Iraqis, not Afghans - murdered her on 11... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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Hard to believe that 27 years ago tonight Mary Frances and I had our first date. But it was hardly a date; more like two very good friends meeting for perhaps the last time. We dined at Marie Callender's in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at Campanastan
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From XKCD. Where else? "When life gives you lemons, go find a kid with a paper cut and make his life miserable." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2014 at Campanastan
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From the Harvard Business Review. Here's an Anglo-Dutch translation guide (click on the table to enlarge it): Glad I don't speak to many Dutch speakers. “How you look at it is pretty much how you'll see it.” ― Rasheed Ogunlaru Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Campanastan
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Who could have imagined that this would be the front page of the 14 December 2014 New York Daily News? Hard to believe that the Newtown massacre is two years old. Still seems like the SOS prevails. "Where you have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Campanastan
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Then there's this one.... “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” -... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Campanastan
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Thanks to Joe Dellapenna and EBook Korner Kafé. “I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.” - George Carlin Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Campanastan
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Probably hasn't been nearly 20 million years but it sounds good. I still love them. Amazing creatures! Just remember - they'd eat us if they could! "And as to utility to humans, let us just say cats do not take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Campanastan
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From The Times of India (January 2013). Read the story here. "In the meanest are all the materials of manhood, only they are not rightly disposed." - Henry David Thoreau Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Campanastan
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Thanks to Elaine Hanford. Click on the cartoon to enlarge it. “It’s always darkest before it becomes totally black.” - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Campanastan
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Great way to begin the last month of the year - a post about the evolution of my favorite mammalian quadrupeds. Elaine Hanford sent me the link to the diagram (click on it to enlarge it) and story from Earth... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Campanastan
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Thanks to Joe Dellapenna's FB page. I had pasta at 38,000 feet. Tasted great- thanks to UA. Click on the graphic to enlarge it. "Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Campanastan
No bucket list, either. Got a few left. Michael Campana has been to: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Campanastan
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From PHD Comics - where else? Via @AcademicsSay. “I once had a professor who could condense an entire lecture into a can of frozen orange juice. Talk about hard to concentrate.” - Jarod Kintz Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Campanastan
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Need I say more? From PHD Comics. “The aim of a PhD is to ensure that no one, including your advisor, understands what you're doing after the first couple of years.” ― China Miéville Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Campanastan