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Where does the phrase "got my goat" come from?
This phrase may or may not have anything to do with horses. To "get one's goat" is to make one angry or mad, and it more likely came from a naval tradition of keeping ship's goats. However, there's another popular etymology which, while it has no evidence, ...
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If you "take a horse to water" will it really not drink?
You've probably heard the saying "You can take a horse to water" to mean you can't get somebody to do what they don't want to do. Needless to say, it's pretty hard to force a horse to drink, although you can encourage them (before a long ride, for example)....
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I grew up on a farm. Every time I took a horse to water, it did drink.
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More Pretty...
...pictures of Mars. http://www.voanews.com/content/mht-nasa-releases-360-view-of-mars-curiosity-rover/3183438.html Looks more Earthlike with the color filter they used, doesn't it.
...pictures of Mars. http://www.voanews.com/content/mht-nasa-releases-360-view-of-mars-curiosity-rover/3183438.html. Looks more Earthlike with the color filter they used, doesn't it. Posted by Jennifer R. Povey at 1:22 PM · Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) ...
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What is a chute?
Two definitions: 1. In racing, an extension of the stretch to allow sprint races to be run in a straight line. 2. In rodeos and cutting competitions, the chute is any device or area in which an animal is held prior to competition. So, it can refer to the na...
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Work Continues on James Webb Space Telescope
A major milestone for the Hubble's successor was completed today - the telescope's mirror array. There's still a good bit of work to be done before the space telescope's scheduled launch in 2018, using the reliable Ariane system. (We don't want this  one bl...
A major milestone for the Hubble's successor was completed today - the telescope's mirror array. There's still a good bit of work to be done before the space telescope's scheduled launch in 2018, using the reliable Ariane system. (We don't want this one blowing up at launch...) ...
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Can horses go senile?
As of right now, we aren't really sure. Cats and dogs can certainly experience dementia and severe cognitive decline, but not much research has been done on it in horses. It used to be that most horses didn't make it past 25, but it's now fairly easy to kee...
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Is it true that "You can tell a gelding, you can ask a mare, but you must discuss it with a stallion"?
I grew up riding at a barn who's owner believed people should ride mares only enough to decide which ones to use for breeding, and only expert riders should ride them. She wouldn't even allow mares boarded. On the other hand, some of my favorite horses sinc...
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Farpoint.
Okay, I'll be leaving tomorrow and may not have time to post, so here's a reminder. I'll be there for the full length of the con. I will have a limited number of paperback copies of both Transpecial and The Silent Years Compendium for sale if you approach m...
Okay, I'll be leaving tomorrow and may not have time to post, so here's a reminder. I'll be there for the full length of the con. I will have a limited number of paperback copies of both Transpecial and The Silent Years Compendium for sale if you approach me during a signing or during the ...
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Why should you "Never look a gift horse in the mouth"?
A horse's teeth change over its lifespan. The implication of this saying is that a free or cheap horse may turn out to be considerably older than the person giving it away is claiming, and you might not want to know.
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Woof IQ
British scientists have devised an IQ test for dogs. At the serious level they're hoping it might help us better understand intelligence (as dogs don't have as many non-genetic variables affecting their intelligence). But now everyone's going to want to run...
British scientists have devised an IQ test for dogs. At the serious level they're hoping it might help us better understand intelligence (as dogs don't have as many non-genetic variables affecting their intelligence). But now everyone's going to want to run their pooch through it.
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What are the points?
I realized I've used this term but I'm not sure I defined it properly. The points of the horse are the mane, tail, lower legs and tips of the ears. They are sometimes a different color from the horse's body. You can see here that both the red-brown (bay) ho...
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More Fusion Progress...
...maybe. Developing fusion power is tricky. After all, nature needs an entire star to do it.  The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Griefswald (A mouthful in English, let alone German) managed to successfully operate a stellarator and produce plas...
...maybe. Developing fusion power is tricky. After all, nature needs an entire star to do it. The Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Griefswald (A mouthful in English, let alone German) managed to successfully operate a stellarator and produce plasma for a fraction of a section.
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If you want freelance writing work done, go to my website. I do SEO writing, ghost blogging, proof reading and script work. My best subjects are pets and animals, including horses, writing advice, fitness and travel. I will also rewrite your own material and improve the written content on your website. Copy editing and proofreading services are also available. Rates are on my G+ page (Jennifer R. Povey Writer)

If you want to read cool fiction, go to my website. Some of it is even free.

In politics, I consider myself an independent. I am in favor of marriage equality, feel government should stay out of our bedrooms and our doctor's offices, and believe welfare should be a safety net not a fish handout. I do not identify as either a liberal or conservative.

I am British by birth and American by choice.

I ride horses. I occasionally hug trees. I think science is cool and technology can solve our problems.

I read voraciously, but mostly science fiction and fantasy. I role play, but I do not roll play.

I believe in humanity and I believe in the divine. However, I am *not* a Christian. I am a Druid and Asetru, so my theological arguments may seem odd to some of you. I believe in moving forward as a civilization to a new equilibrium with the world and the universe, not backwards to the 'good old days'.

I dislike racism, sexism and homophobia, but I value differing opinions. I dislike arguments but love debates. I place a high value on respectful disagreement but will cheerfully block trolls and assholes. I have strong opinions and I voice them freely.

Note: I post GLBT oriented material regularly (but I do not post pornographic material). Some of the links I post may be to horror fiction, in some cases fairly extreme. Not everything I post would be considered suitable by all parents. You have been warned.

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