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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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"If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament." - attributed to Florynce Kennedy Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Campanastan
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What can I say? Read the story. "Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things." - George Carlin Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Campanastan
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July 14th - Bastille Day, a French national holiday formally known in France as La Fête nationale or more commonly, Le quatorze juillet - was always celebrated in my childhood home. But we were not French, although since my mother... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Campanastan
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Love this. "They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it's a lie." - Anton Chekhov Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at Campanastan
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"The climate system is an angry beast, and we are poking it with sticks." -- Wallace Broecker Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at Campanastan
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From Science Porn. "There are three kinds of people in the world: those who are good at math and those who are not". - James Wilberg, 2006 World Champion Liar Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Campanastan
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Thanks to Elaine J. Hanford for sending this my way. 'A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.' - Henry Adams Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Campanastan
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Cute. From PhD Comics. "Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children." - Dan Quayle Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Campanastan
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In between the fireworks, auto and furniture sales, and barbecues, take a few minutes today to read the Declaration of Independence and the remarkable Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution, which came along 11 years later:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Campanastan
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Thought I would celebrate the fifth anniversary of the arrival of our SUSIE students, twenty-three young women and men from Central America (Panama, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua) and the Caribbean (Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at Campanastan
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Looks like former Montana governor Brian 'La Boca' Schweitzer didn't really want to be POTUS after all. But, hey, what a charming buffoon (he's the one without the tie in this WaPo photo). Most of this is from a piece... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at Campanastan
Megyn Kelly tells it like it is. Dick gets his feet held to the fire. Or taken to the sandbox. The Dickster must have thought he'd stumbled into the MSNBC studios by mistake. You go, girl! Watch the latest video... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at Campanastan
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I wrote this while on sabbatical from the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) at the IAEA in Vienna. I wrote nine of these reports, as well as a few others. They are semi-truthful. Enjoy! The Vienna Report 1 by Michael... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Campanastan
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Happy Father's Day in honor of John P. Campana. After reading the following he would surely scratch his head and wonder about that PhD of mine...but would chuckle. The South Carolina Report by Michael E. Campana (being a semi-truthful account... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at Campanastan
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Ah, the good ol' days - this must be 25 years old..... Where was I and what was I playing? Click here. Or maybe it was this one. No wait - try this. At the Hotel Hargis in La Jolla,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at Campanastan
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This is the only such day this year. But in 2015 there will be three, just as in 2012. In any event, it's not a good day for those who suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia —fear of Friday the 13th. Have a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at Campanastan
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My belated birthday present to my 'HRS LDY' ('horse lady') Mary Frances arrived today! "A good listener is usually thinking about something else." - Frank Hubbard Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at Campanastan
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Like many others, today I am honoring those who served and those who died 70 years ago on D-Day and the entire Normandy Invasion. Special thanks to the Allied troops - American, Canadian, British, Australian, New Zealand, Free French, Free... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Campanastan
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Found this on LinkedIn. If only if it were this simple. "Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy." - Robert Anthony (thanks to Faruck Morcos) Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at Campanastan
Hear what Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic really said on the handshake line after the Bruins lost their series to the Montreal Canadiens. So what's the fuss? Read here. "You're playing worse every day and right now you're playing like... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Campanastan
What a great way to start June! Where is T. Boone Pickens when you need him? Here is the video's link. "I looked at the Grand Canyon and I said, 'Wow, that looks like my job, and it's a national... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2014 at Campanastan
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I pulled this from Mark Boslough's FB page, who grabbed it from the FB page of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. It was apparently taken at a Home Depot in Tarrant County (Ft. Worth area), Texas. I... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at Campanastan
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I suspect these cats would be aghast if they knew what their tails were doing! “'Meow' means 'woof' in cat." - George Carlin Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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Would I lie? Besides, I found it on the Internet. From I Fucking Love Science. "Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water." - W.C. Fields Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at Campanastan
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I took this amazing photograph from Ken Reid's FB page. It's from the Minneapolis Star Tribune and was taken by amateur photographer Frank Glick at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Here is the story. The Diane Rehm... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Campanastan