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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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Check it out here: The Atlas of Prejudice. Some samples follow. What's with the 'WTF?' for the South Caucasus? Wonderful! Thanks to Fast Company. "Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts."... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Campanastan
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From the mind and hand of graffiti artist Banksy. I've also posted this graphic on my WaterWired blog today, albeit with a specific interpretation: how we view water. "Philosophers are people who don't want what they can't get." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Campanastan
James Brown makes a remarkabkle statement on domestic violence on 11 September 2014. Who would have imagined this before an NFL game, much less one involving the Pittsburgh Steelers (Ben Roethlisberger) and the Baltimore Ravens (Ray Rice)? You go, James!... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Campanastan
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E. Stringer Keefe has sent this photo around on Twitter every 9/11 in hopes of finding the owner. It was found in the rubble of the World Trade Center. There is a happy ending to this story. Read here. Amazing!... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Campanastan
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I wrote the following three years ago, on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Can't improve on it, so here it is again. I hope to visit the Pentagon Memorial again this coming November. Mary Frances will be along, too. *********************************************************************************... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Campanastan
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As if I had to tell you this. And here is what Galahad thinks of this. "Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose." -- Garrison Keillor Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Campanastan
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From Jeffrey Levin. 'Exactly.' - Jeffrey Levin Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Campanastan
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After 35 years a professional librarian, why not? Today, in the village of Monte Vista in Honduras, villagers dedicated a library in honor of Mary Frances. It is part of the kindergarten school building, and, like the school, serves six... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2014 at Campanastan
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Friend and fellow caddy camp alumnus Frank Colvario sent me this piece from the Boston Globe. As you know I am a veteran of caddy (also spelled 'caddie') camps in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Cape Cod, Massachusetts,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Campanastan
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From today's St. Louis Post-Dispatch (click to read the story). Kind of tells it like it is in the greater St. Louis area. I suspect a similar tale would be true for other major metropolitan areas, especially if you add... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at Campanastan
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Down the drain? From Banksy. "Think outside the box, collapse the box, and take a fucking sharp knife to it.” ― Banksy, Wall and Piece Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Campanastan
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From Facebook.... Given our racial attitudes in the USA, perhaps it should read '1200 years'. "Islamic law is clearly against terrorism, against any kind of deliberate killing of civilians or similar 'collateral damage." - Feisal Abdul Rauf Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at Campanastan
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Nice photo. I'm not excited about the ice bucket challenge. Can't understand why? Read comments from Michael Hiltzik (especially) and Noah Frank. But one thing is for sure: it's an ingenious gimmick that has paid off (not just financially) handsomely... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2014 at Campanastan
From the genius of John Oliver - a solution to all those equal pay hassles! If the video has been disabled, click here. "Just remember - you're 0.83 in a million!" - Your boss, ladies! Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Campanastan
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Spanish retailer Zara recently unveiled its new T-shirt. I suspect Zara was referring to fashion colors, but they have been taken aback by the backlash as many are interpreting the T-shirt as racist at worst and insensitive at best. Taken... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Campanastan
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And make sure it is very sharp. From the genius of Randall Munroe at xkcd. "I've always felt so grateful that I dropped out of school, that I never had to do a thesis. I wouldn't know how to organize... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2014 at Campanastan
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Why there are no trains on the Galapagos Islands. "I don't like sand. It's coarse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere." - Anakin Skywalker Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2014 at Campanastan
Oh, yeah. From the good folks at Tactical Response. See the blog post here. Note that McLendon is carrying a piece. I guess that's to keep all those 'crazy bitches' away. Or maybe his host (a tranny?), who's probably packin'... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2014 at Campanastan
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Looks like Ray Rice is about to get a taste of his own medicine. Only kidding, of course - that's not Rice carrying the ball. From The Week. “Violent men, and men in authority over violent men, and the broader... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at Campanastan
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From The Week. "Boomerang: what the Tomahawk missile is called after the Russian hackers." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2014 at Campanastan
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Welcome to August! Did you hear about the recent 'Math Lab Bust' in Laurel County, KY? The perps were caught red-handed with the tools of the trade - Klein bottles and Riemannian manifolds! Picture courtesy of WLEX-18 in Lexington, KY.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Campanastan
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From our friends at the Creation Research Society. Only kidding about the CRS! Of course, all this happneed just a few thousand years ago. "I'm saying, Come on, the global warming thing? How did the ice melt during the ice... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Campanastan
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"If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament." - attributed to Florynce Kennedy Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 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 Jul 18, 2014 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