On Perspective August 20th, 2020 @ 7:40 am PDT
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.
What Lies Beneath February 2nd, 2007 @ 5:57 pm PST
The author of The Progress Paradox, Gregg Easterbrook, writes a weekly column for ESPN.com called Tuesday Morning Quarterback during football season. I didn’t get a chance to read it Tuesday because I was still in Vegas. I love Easterbrook because he’s not afraid to tackle social issues in the middle of discussing the merits of […]
Dihydrogen Monoxide March 16th, 2004 @ 7:56 am PST
In March 2004 the California municipality of Aliso Viejo (a suburb in Orange County) came within a cat’s whisker of falling for this hoax after a paralegal there convinced city officials of the danger posed by this chemical. The leg-pull got so far as a vote having been scheduled for the City Council on a […]
Three Gorges Dam March 27th, 2002 @ 3:25 am PST
A few weeks ago I finished reading The Best American Science Writing 2001. It’s a marvelous collection of all the “best” essays written on scientific topics from last year. One article, “Running Dry” by Jacques Leslie, really shocked me. It’s all about the depletion of the Earth’s freshwater and the (disastrous) effects damming has had […]
Submerging Vehicle May 15th, 2001 @ 3:07 pm PDT
How to Survive Due to increased public interest, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles offers an instructional video for motorists on how to survive a submerging vehicle. You will need RealPlayer Video to view.
seashells oceans swimming fishing May 1st, 2001 @ 4:44 pm PDT
Oceans If I ever get a chance to buy my own island I will spend a large chunk of my time in the water. I love the ocean … seashells … swimming … fishing … offshore drilling … that strange feeling you get between your toes when the tide is pulling the sand out from […]
Itchetuknee Springs May 27th, 2000 @ 4:03 pm PDT
Sylvia and I went to Itchetuknee Springs today. I’m not sure if that’s how you spell it. I’ll check the brochure later. We both got fricaseed in the blazing Florida sun. It was a very slow, leisurely 3 1/2 hour inner-tube ride down the perpetually 72-degrees-F Itchetuknee River. Afterwards we went to Karen’s Sandwiche Shoppe […]