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Ohm’s Allegory
In science a “law”
is a lesser concept than a “theory”. Theories include an
explanation of why something works the way it does. For example: the
theory of relativity, evolutionary theory, quantum theory, etc. But
when we posit a law, all that’s required is ...

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Regression To The Mean
Seems like a wet year. Maybe it is, I haven’t been able to find a really good site for monthly totals for the past few years. But part of why it seems so wet is that the last few years have been so dry. Really dry. Exceptional drought dry. So now, even if w...

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By the Numbers
It’s another new
year. So I guess it’s time to tally up my score for last year. And
I think I did pretty well. As a writer I need to track where I submit
things to and what the outcome is. I keep a database which makes it
easy to count up some of my importa...

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Resting on Laurels
Back on December 1 st California’s Poet Laureate visited Bakersfield. For those that
don’t know, that’s a position given to someone that does a lot to
represent poetry. In particular, California’s Poet Laureate, Dana
Gioia (JOY-yah), has made it his goal to...

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“Birds” Watching
So recently I spent
some time in the small towns of Bodega and Bodega Bay. The weather
was rainy due to a small storm sliding down California, so there
weren't a lot of outdoor activities that could really be enjoyed. I
did some photography of the waves cra...

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Every night about
nine o'clock, Moonpi (our dog) and I step outside. For him it's an
opportunity to do some sniffing around and do some other doggy
business. And for me it is an opportunity to look up at the night
sky. For the past few months I've been watc...

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I've been getting
exposed to history that I was never taught in school. I'm learning
quite a bit from a podcast (which is an internet audio “lecture”
or “discussion”) called “Stuff You Missed In History Class”.
That podcast covers all manner of topics, from...

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Time to Celebrate
It's almost May and
Summer is around the corner. The end of April has been very busy for
me so I hadn't really thought of anything that I could write about.
But I discovered the National Day Calendar

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It's Too Hot
So far 2016 is the
warmest year on record. Following 2015 which was previously the
warmest year on record. Out there in Death Valley they're flirting
with surpassing the world's record temperature (134 º F
from 1913). But it wasn't
that long ago that we wer...

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I have recently been
involved in trying to help some people move. And since they are going
to a smaller place they have to get rid of stuff . A lot of
stuff. And even when something isn't an heirloom it can still be a
memory. And a memory can be important. ...
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