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Richard Crawford
Works at UC Davis Extension Online Education
Attended UC Davis
Lives in Sacramento, California
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Like most nerds of a certain age, I grew up watching Star Trek. And, of course, the character I most identified with was Spock (I had a huge crush on Lieutenant Uhura, but that just goes without saying). I admired Spock. Practically worshiped him. I…
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This past weekend, in spite of my bronchitis, we went down to Monterey for a few days. Well, technically, Castroville (which was where the vacation house was). We left after Jennifer got off work (I had called in sick because of the aforementioned…
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When I was a kid, we had this Christmas tradition where my mom would bake a bunch of sugar cookies, and then my sisters and I would decorate them with frosting paint. Occasional we’d attach accessories such as glitter or marshmallows or chocolate chips.…
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Enjoy it while you can! My 90s zeitgeist story, with the black helicopters and the Men In Black and the other X-Files influences, is coming down off my site in November!
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The Squirrel Wars: An Update

I’ve written about the squirrel wars twice before, though not since 2007. I see no reason to assume that they have backed off. In fact, the above picture, taken just in my neighborhood, shows quite the opposite. They are, if anything, even more…
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Hmm.  One idea I might suggest to get an upper paw over these bushy-tailed monsters is to set up a bird feeder, and mix the birdseed with pure capsaicin.  Birds are immune, and squirrels most certainly are not

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008) The Quest is a reality show of sorts that runs on Thursday nights on ABC. It’s not a typical reality show like The Biggest Loser or The Bachelor or…
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I need to update my website. I need to rebuild the Holidailies.org website from scratch. I need to rebuild the Stonegoose wishlist server from scratch. I need to complete my advanced PHP/SQL course I need to learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails I need to learn…
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…where I decide it’s time to refocus, recenter, and generally resolve to be a better person for the new year. Except this time, I’ve decided to do it a little bit earlier. For reasons. I don’t know. If you enjoy reading other people’s New Years…
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TODAY ONLY BECAUSE IT'S INTERNATIONAL TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY! If you donate in any amount, I will put pirates into my story of Jonah, and name one of them after you! Or, if you've already donated, let me know if you want a pirate named after you.
Once again, Jennifer and I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month. That is to say, in November we will both commit to writing a 50,000 word original novel. This year I will be working on The Book of Jonah, a comedic modern retelli
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Because you need this on a Monday, here is a picture of a Scottish bagpiper serenading a penguin in the Antarctic in 1904 (click to embiggen): That is all.  
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Once again, Jennifer and I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month. That is to say, in November we will both commit to writing a 50,000 word original novel. This year I’ll be working on The Book of Jonah, a comedic modern retelling of… well,…
Once again, Jennifer and I will be participating in National Novel Writing Month. That is to say, in November we will both commit to writing a 50,000 word original novel. This year I'll be working ...
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When I was first writing, seriously, back in high school, I aimed to be the next Kurt Vonnegut. Not sure why. I wrote satirical science fiction and some serious science fiction and fantasy. These days I still admire Vonnegut and I love his writing, but…
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Code monkey by day, word monkey by night
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  • UC Davis Extension Online Education
    Code monkey, present
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  • Lockheed
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Sacramento, California
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Davis, California - Campbell, California
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Code monkey by day, word monkey by night
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Writer, PHP programmer, cat lover, #episcopal, happily married nerd. Sea Monkey. NaNoWriMo ML. &c.
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  • UC Davis
  • St. Lawrence Academy
  • San Jose State
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