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Richard Crawford
Works at UC Davis Extension Online Education
Attended UC Davis
Lives in Sacramento, California
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A couple of things: Published my first post on The Penguin Scientific, my science blog: “On Penguin Teeth“, which I wrote in honor of World Penguin Day, April 25. I submitted five manuscripts today. So that part of my writing plan has been achieved for…
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In response to this post on my wife’s blog, I want it known, for the record, that I actually liked those chocolate/peanut butter brownies. They were yummy, gooey, and delicious. I was sad when we threw them away but I knew that, for the sake of health,…
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It was good dal, made with more or less fresh lentils, organic onions and sweet potatoes, and plenty of spices. We’d made it the other night for dinner, and the recipe made a large amount of it. We had it for dinner on Sunday night and lunch yesterday.…
It was good dal, made with more or less fresh lentils, organic onions and sweet potatoes, and plenty of spices. We’d made it the other night for dinner, and the recipe made a large amount of it. We had it for dinner on Sunday night and lunch yesterday. And the menu plan we’d made for … Continue reading On Being an Adult →
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While listening to the February 17th episode of This Week in Science podcast, I learned that the whooping crane, Grus americana, which has been on the brink of extinction, was recently reintroduced to the wild in Louisiana, though their original habitat…
While listening to the February 17th episode of This Week in Science podcast, I learned that the whooping crane, Grus americana, which has been on the brink of extinction, was recently reintroduced to the wild in Louisiana, though their original habitat has changed. The birds are responding to this change, and thriving, by altering their appetite to include … Continue reading The Weirdness of Emergent Behaviors →
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Well, now that January is more than halfway over with, I suppose it’s time to come up with some goals for the new year, isn’t it? So. Here are some of my own goals for the new year: I entered a “death pact” with a few friends. This pact is to write a…
Well, now that January is more than halfway over with, I suppose it’s time to come up with some goals for the new year, isn’t it? So. Here are some of my own goals for the new year: I entered a “death pact” with a few friends. This pact is to write a short story … Continue reading Writing Goals for 2016 →
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So. Back in 2005, when National Novel Writing Month rolled around in November, I wrote Fred Again, a novel about a police detective and a young woman facing Lovecraftian forces beyond their control, and winning. Sort of. There was a lot going on in that…
So. Back in 2005, when National Novel Writing Month rolled around in November, I wrote Fred Again, a novel about a police detective and a young woman facing Lovecraftian forces beyond their control, and winning. Sort of. There was a lot going on in that novel. The title Fred Again didn’t come from me, though. It came … Continue reading A Death in November →
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So y’all may be wondering how I’m doing with my writing goals and my semi-life-reboot. Well, I don’t mind telling you that I’m having some trouble meeting my goals. Just after my reboot post, I slid into a depressive cycle, as people with Bipolar Type 2…
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Holy cow, this year marks the 20th anniversary of Underground Puppeteers! Those of you who were involved, how should we celebrate? 
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I was inspired by Wil Wheaton’s post, “Seven Things I Did to Reboot My Life“. Not that my life needs rebooting, really. I’m married to my best friend, someone I really love and who makes me happy. I have a steady job which I enjoy and which challenges me.…
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I’m going to post one of these “Accountability Posts” from time to time, to, uh… keep myself accountable to the writing goals I set for myself earlier. So here’s how I’m doing on each one: Story per month. Well, I haven’t written a story in February, and…
I’m going to post one of these “Accountability Posts” from time to time, to, uh… keep myself accountable to the writing goals I set for myself earlier. So here’s how I’m doing on each one: Story per month. Well, I haven’t written a story in February, and my January story, “Flash Drive”, is still in … Continue reading Accountability Post No. 1 →
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The other day, I got to thinking about singularities, as one does. Not the so-called technological or sociological singularity of Ray Kurzweil et al (which I think is just kind of silly), but the singularities that lie at the heart of the Big Bang and…
The other day, I got to thinking about singularities, as one does. Not the so-called technological or sociological singularity of Ray Kurzweil et al (which I think is just kind of silly), but the singularities that lie at the heart of the Big Bang and black holes. Mind you, the two singularities are not the … Continue reading Singularity →
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(Click to embiggen this picture. It’s huge.) We haven’t yet gotten around to decorating our house for Christmas. We were going to do that yesterday (as well as cooking a bunch of food to stock our freezer and so on), but Jennifer got sidelined by a 7-hour…
(Click to embiggen this picture. It’s huge.) We haven’t yet gotten around to decorating our house for Christmas. We were going to do that yesterday (as well as cooking a bunch of food to stock our freezer and so on), but Jennifer got sidelined by a 7-hour conference call for work, so we didn’t get any … Continue reading The Tale of the Lonely Spider →
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Code monkey by day, word monkey by night
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  • Lockheed
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Sacramento, California
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Davis, California - Campbell, California
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Fiction, nonfiction, occasional PHP/Linux blatherings. #scicomm hopeful. Also, I like cats.
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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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