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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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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 5 days ago at Campanastan
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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
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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
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"Time spent with cats is never wasted." - Sigmund Freud Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Campanastan
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Found on a car at a UK store. Looks like the fashionistas have struck again. Read more here. "We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the rising generation. I am an oldster myself and might be expected to... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Campanastan
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So what do you see when you go to carlyfiorina.org? Try this: You then scroll down past row after row of frowny faces till you reach the end: I doubt Ms. Fiorina does her own domain-name registration so I can't... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Campanastan
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Oh, yeah - the Orioles won, 8-2. From Jimmie Margulies... “The NAACP should have riot rehearsal. They should get a liquor store and practice robberies.” - Rush Limbaugh Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Campanastan
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No comment is necessary, except for 'How could they be so stupid and thoughtless?' Read more here. "Bud Light....the perfect beer for marketers about to lose their job." - Jeff Barrett Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at Campanastan
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Moi? “A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small parcel.” ― John Ruskin Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Campanastan
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Ain't this the truth! Thanks to PhD Comics. "It's in the syllabus!" - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at Campanastan
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This cartoon via Eric Wolfson says it all. Happy Earth Day! “We have met the enemy and he is us.” -- Walt Kelly Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2015 at Campanastan
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Wonderful cartoon (click on the image to enlarge it) from The Week and Bill Day. And don't forget Rubio's 21st century Cuban foreign policy! “I’m not making any comparison between Barack Obama and Castro from Cuba—but…” - Marco Rubio Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Campanastan
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Disgusting story of the day: a sick, moronic Texas veterinarian shoots a cat through the head with an arrow, then brags about it on her Facebook page. I guess her assault rifle wasn't available. Fortunately, she was fired. Maybe she... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at Campanastan