June 22, 2008

Simple Courtesy Foiled By Simple-Minded Drivers

What's so hard to understand about Slower Traffic Keep Right?

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June 17, 2008

Applicable Quote

"One of the most difficult things is the first paragraph."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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June 12, 2008

Movie Night

I am currently watching Being John Malkovich.

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June 11, 2008

Shake-N-Bake, Mars-Style

Some good news from Mars. After several days of failed attempts at obtaining a soil sample that can be analyzed from the clumpy regolith of the Martian Arctic, the Mars Phoenix Lander shook a sample into its "oven." Now we wait for about a week to receive the results of the probe's thermal and evolved-gas analyzer. More here and here.

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Childhood Song

My favorite song as a young child, and one that I still sing to my 8-year-old daughter, is My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean.

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June 10, 2008

Pet Wisdom

Box turtles make really great pets.

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June 06, 2008

Tacos de Camarones

I had some very good shrimp tacos for dinner tonight.

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June 05, 2008

No More Mr. Nice Guy

I'm reading a very interesting book right now, one that wasn't on my reading list until yesterday.

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June 04, 2008


I forgot to write a sentence yesterday.

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June 02, 2008

Nothing New Here

I would like to write a novel, but I don't know where to start.

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June 01, 2008

John's Reading Report (May 2008)

Over the past month I have finished:

The Martian General's Daughter, Theodore Judson

All Tomorrow's Parties, William Gibson

Oath of Fealty, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

In progress:

Pattern Recognition, William Gibson

Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter.

Consciousness Explained, Daniel C. Dennett.

On deck:

Extraordinary Relationships, Roberta Gilbert.

Suite Francaise, Irene Nemerovsky.

Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain--and How it Changed the World, Carl Zimmer.

Spook Country, William Gibson.

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