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I've been enjoying the wildness of the big river that flows through our fair cities. It's not a glacier-fed trout stream, but the continuity of the flowing water reminds me of one of a handful of Montana writers who've changed my world view.

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. 
I am haunted by waters."
― Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It

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Wonderful words. I'm putting that book on my reread list, thanks to you.
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Welcome to the anthropocene.
Anthropocene word origin Anthropocene is a 21st century term popularized by atmospheric chemist and nobel laureate Paul Crutzen for what will perhaps be recognized as a new geologic epoch. The roots of the word are anthropo- ...
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Thoughts on fouling the #Biosphere
Someone asked if RoundUp ® was evil. Defining evil is tricky, but I'll give it a try. There is a suite of Monsanto herbicides that continue to foul soil, groundwater and surface water. Much of our fouled water resources are no longer potable without engineered treatment.
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Sizing Me Up
Walking on Mississippi River Boulevard this morning I was drawn down the river gorge to the shoreline by the sight of a bald eagle jousting with three cheeky crows. I have seen soaring eagles on my river walks but I was unaccustomed to seeing an eagle actin...
Walking on Mississippi River Boulevard this morning I was drawn down the river gorge to the shoreline by the sight of a bald eagle jousting with three cheeky crows. I have seen soaring eagles on my river walks but I was unaccustomed to seeing an eagle acting like a lowly shorebird.
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“Dear future generations: Please accept our apologies. We were rolling drunk on petroleum.”
― Kurt Vonnegut
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Woohooo! Ride 'em cowboy. Golden Gate subject to 1906 SF quake.
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Wow! The bridge doesn't "break" but everything on the bridge would not be in good shape.
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mmmm...baaacon.  How about that for click bait?
One production pattern I've found indispensable is Continuous Integration. CI saves my bacon. Recently I've found continuous delivery used on top of CI is a production pattern that helps me and my teammates produce working software. Continuous Integration Continuous integration or CI is ...
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Man is most free when his tools are proportionate to his needs. 
― Sōetsu Yanagi
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filing away a some reluctant rhyme...
Exclusively for the Observer, Clive James reads a poem from his new collection, Sentenced to Life
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They call me mellow yellow (quite rightly)
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