Some of you know that I am most likely moving back to Western Massachusetts at the beginning of next year. I do like California, but W. Mass very much feels like my home, and I'd wanted to return. There is a way that the landscape enriches me, and enfolds me, that I haven't found anywhere […]

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With just two weeks to go in this mid-term election season, and with things happening fast and furious, I figured it was a good time to catch people up on what's being talked about, and where things might be going. It's going to be an interesting couple of weeks, for sure. Blog Category:  Politics

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There is a great set of YouTube videos on Kos today, which are a takeoff of the Apple ads. They are cute, and fun. Just in time for the elections. Blog Category:  Politics

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So, Scott has some good answers to the question I posted last. He then goes on to ask what kinds of laptops could possibly be used. This is my answer: it depends. Does the minister just want a way to write sermons on the beach? Then, a simple laptop, with a single USB port for […]

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You know about Tamiflu, right? Tamiflu is the anti-viral drug that many people are stocking up on, in case of a flu pandemic. Never mind that it's not at all clear that it will work. Blog Category:  Environment Science

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There's a new, very heavy, kid on the block. Element #118 was created by a team from Russia and California. Bring in the clones. Er, in your refridgerator, that is. Blog Category:  Current Affairs Politics Science

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Scott Wells and I are doing tag-team blogging this week, the topic: how well can a used laptop work to run an operating system like Ubuntu, or it's lighter cousin, XUbuntu. Scott's basic question (part 1) is posted on his blog today. Basically, the question is this – how do you provide a minister of […]

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One of the things that I have always wondered about is what the effect of television would be on developing brains. I kinda thought that the rapid increase in the diagnosis of things like ADHD, for instance, might be related in some way. One of the hallmarks of TV is that no visual cut lasts […]

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I've already posted on Second Life, the newish virtual environment that allows you to walk around a virtual world, buy land, build, interact with people, etc. I registered my healthy skepticism already for SL as a tool for nonprofit organizations, and I decided that for me personally, although I might have been all over this […]

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It's kinda funny that I was musing about this – I found out today that Bill Sinkford, President of the UUA, and John Thomas, president of the UCC are going to have a conversation that Blog Category:  Religion UU Related

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