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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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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 5 days ago 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
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From Jeffrey Levin. Here's a worthwhile piece on the subject of religious violence from Baby Dokes. "So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, 'He that is without sin among you, let him first... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at Campanastan
Pretty remarkable, and it's based upon an actual event. What the ad forgot to mention was that World War I was such a huge waste (more so than most wars) and could have been avoided (like most wars, I suppose).... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Campanastan
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Elaine Hanford sent these my way. “You know, a cell phone's like a guy; if you don't plug him in every night, charge him good, you got nothing at all.” ― Catherine Coulter Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at Campanastan
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From Maps of the World. Go figure... My father (Class of 1936) must be rolling in his grave. "A Harvard Medical School study has determined that rectal thermometers are still the best way to tell a baby's temperature. Plus, it... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Campanastan
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The differences between Pope Benedict's (2005) and Pope Francis' (2013) first public appearances. Thanks to Jerad Bales. "Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful." - Pope Francis Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at Campanastan
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Can you say 'narcissistic'? From the mind of banksy. "There is a very fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'." -- Dave Barry Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at Campanastan
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From the mind of Randall Munroe (XKCD). Click on the graphic to enlarge. “You’re all clear, kid! Now let’s blow this thing and go home!” - Han Solo Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at Campanastan
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The title of the post is what I thought of when I saw this picture, Tweeted by someone named Holly R. Fisher. I think she is the one on the left. "The rest of my life I will have to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at Campanastan
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From The Independent. Cute. Eats, Shoots & Leaves, anyone? "The reason why the sun never sets on The British Empire is because God doesn't trust the British in the dark." - Unknown Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2014 at Campanastan
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Yes, it is National Cat Day - just like every day! This is Galahad (aka G-had) seeking food. Okay, thanks for nothing! "Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose." -- Garrison Keillor Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Campanastan
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It's Russian here in Oregon. Never would have guessed that. I am also surprised at French in some places: the Carolinas, West Virginia. I know that Germans comprise the largest group of European immigrants to the USA but the frequency... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Campanastan
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I stumbled upon (euphemism for 'displacement behavior') something I wrote in my last Vienna Report in May 2003. I was in Vienna for a committee meeting at the headquarters of the International Atomic Energy Agency in the United Nations complex.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Campanastan
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Hard to believe she really said this. Even harder to recall that a lot of people wanted her to be POTUS. "I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2014 at Campanastan
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Fortunately, the Secret Service has finally gone to the dogs! "Whenever you're faced with an explanation of what's going on in Washington, the choice between incompetence and conspiracy, always choose incompetence." - Charles Krauthammer Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at Campanastan