Archive for: October, 2006

Caterpillar


Mystery Caterpillar on Gaura,
Nelson Farms Preserve, Katy Prairie Conservancy, Texas.
NABA Butterfly Count, 4 September 2006.
Image: Biosparite.

I thought this image was appropriate for the day, given this caterpillar's sporty Hallowe'en stripes.
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Puritanical George

Oct 31 2006 Published by under Politics, Sexuality

If I didn't know any better, I'd suspect that the federal government's "no sex without marriage" message was their idea of a very early April Fool's Day joke. What am I talking about? Apparently, the feds are preaching their "no sex until marriage" message to single adults who are as old as 29 years old.
What about old hags (like me) who are single, and older than 29? Are we allowed to have sex or not? Or are we all supposed to be married by the ripe old age of 29? Or maybe people older than 29 are too old for the feds to consider us to be worthwhile sexual partners? Wondering minds wanna know ..
Waitaminnit .. don't answer that question; it was purely rhetorical.

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Happy Hallowe'en!

Oct 31 2006 Published by under Your Inner Child

This image was emailed by a friend so I could share it with you here.

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Hallowe'en with Dunk Cheney

Oct 30 2006 Published by under Humor, Politics

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Backlit Saturn

Oct 30 2006 Published by under Art & Photography, Image of the Day, Nature


Backlit photo of Saturn taken by the Cassini probe.

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Irreticences

Oct 30 2006 Published by under Uncategorized

I found this wonderful word (below) in a book by the amazing and incomparable Virginia Woolf, entitled Mrs. Dalloway. As soon as I read this word, I was certain that she had invented it for her own purposes, and a quick look in the online dictionary revealed that she had. So dear readers, this is perhaps the first time this word has been formally defined on the internet;

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Declining Pollinator Populations Spell Disaster for Agribusiness

Oct 30 2006 Published by under Endangered Species, Environment

Birds, bees, bats, butterflies and other species that pollinate North American plant life are steadily vanishing, according to a study released recently by the National Research Council. This "demonstrably downward" trend could damage dozens of commercially important crops, scientists warned, since three-quarters of all flowering plants depend on pollinators for fertilization.

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Fiery Skipper


Fiery Skipper, Hylephila phyleus,
Nelson Farms Preserve, Katy Prairie Butterfly Count,
4 September 2006.
Image: Biosparite.

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Disapprobation

Oct 29 2006 Published by under Uncategorized

This word is from the 29 October 2006 New York Times Magazine's feature, entitled "Islam and the Bomb" by Noah Feldman (now online). This week's issue is particularly good because, in addition to the article that I cite (below), it also contains a piece about the Taliban, several articles about bipolar disorder, an interview with a psychiatrist about depression and a piece about Alzheimer's disease.

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Carnival of the Godless Available

Oct 29 2006 Published by under Godlessness

Carnival of the Godless number 52 is now available for your reading pleasure. This blog carnival celebrates atheism and agnosticism in favor of living a reality-based life. This particular issue of CotG is dressed up in holiday cheer, so be sure to mouse over the text to find the hidden links.

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