Monthly Archives: March 2011

Shades of Grey

I’m halfway through my second winter here in the Pacific Northwest, and, strange as it sounds, I’m starting to love the weather. It’s true that it’s all grey and damp. But there are so many different shades and textures of … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Biologically Speaking

Another fantastic video from my friend cadamole. Old Irish folk song. I’ve been humming it all day. If you haven’t seen this yet, you owe it to yourself… I wish I could be enjoying the products of some Sacharomyces cerevisiae … Continue reading

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House Committee Votes Climate Change Out of Existence

I kid, of course.  Mostly.  The Energy and Commerce Committee today knocked down three symbolic amendments to legislation that would prevent the EPA from regulating CO2 under the Clean Air Act. These amendments, each put forward by a Democrat, would … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Blue XLVI

Welcome to the 45th Carnival of the Blue! In the nick of time, the submissions arrived, and I didn’t have to follow through on my threat to replace this month’s Carnival of the Blue with Carnival of the Bieber.  So … Continue reading

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Submit to Carnival of the Blue!

Alright, folks, it’s Monday, March 7th. You know what that means: this month’s Carnival of the Blue is going up tomorrow. And as of now, I have only a single, lonely submission. So submit your ocean and marine blog posts … Continue reading

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How Zen Masters Are Like Mature Herring

So few become full grown And how necessary all the others;     Gifts to the food chain,     Feeding another universe. These big ones feed sharks. —Gary Snyder *** This made me laugh out loud when I read it. I’m almost through … Continue reading

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