Over the course of the Cold War, the United States lost nuclear materials and weapons all. the. time. There’s even a term that refers to the loss of a nuclear weapon: “Broken Arrow.” How, you might ask while you’re sipping your scalding morning coffee, does anyone lose something so important? Well, chances are, that you’d […]
In the days after, Soviet scientists’ reports detailed the impact of the nuclear blast on everything: vegetation, animals, shelters, vehicles, houses. And a small part on human lives.
Since when does aesthetic consideration take precedence over realistic observations? Well, since Whistler. He painted the commonplace with mood, color, and form.
Swim naked in the local lake with Oak Ridge native Megan Fox, the mist caressing both of their faces would be radioactive.
It’s January 25, 1995 and you’re President Boris Yeltsin activating the “nuclear briefcase”.
And they are right, I think.
We all hate home
And having to be there.
I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time.
Don’t brag about morals until you have money to fund your temptations.
And when I revise, I’m writing, aren’t I?
This time, I was at a corner table at Pasta Vivace!
on that side street next to the old music store.
When everyone is watched, every behavior becomes dangerous.
Beer mode is a state of unfocused play where you discover new ideas. In contrast, coffee mode is a state of focus where you work towards a specific outcome.
It’s an entirely new situation, emerging from the physical possibilities that will face any species that can overcome the natural interstellar quarantine of its solar system.
Epitaph to a bag with a face.
The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical who proposes it.
Pythagoras vs. beans and Hepatia vs oyster shells.
Is it hot in here or is there another wildfire? Links to articles about wildfires, climate change, environmental alarmism, and cattle.
This week’s links on creativity, social media, distractions, tips on writing and drawing, art, Lady Lilith, and Max Ernst. PLUS! Unusual inspiration for unusual times.
This week’s links on the secret wanderings of 900 cats, saving like a pessimist, observing the toxic clouds from fire and rockets, and plants!
The Sunday Showcase, not to be confused with “The Sunday Scaries”, literally zooms in on a piece of artwork and shares videos and/or quotes from the artist.
This week’s links on the causal relationship between Vitamin D + COVID-19, the vaccine-autism myth,+ PBA cards!
Life is a very challenging project.
11 new words, brought to you by Merriam-Webster
It’s harvest and I ask for more time without pressure.
And some things have the nerve to be getting started…
What is the cost of lies?
This is the first “interview” (it’s very short, only a few quotes from each conversation) with friends and family members who are Deaf. My 25 year-old brother, Yordi, is using photography as a way to escape from his three other roommates, not counting the kitten and the Dalmatian, all of which are Deaf, except for […]
What I love about you is blue.
Whether the weather weathers the whether.
Skill is insulation that wraps neural circuits in reponses to certain signals.
Between scientific conferences, universities, and the homes of colleagues all over the world.
Now hear the sailors cry
The Temptation of St. Anthony (detail), 1946 Oil on Canvas, 89.5 x 119.5 cm (35 1/4 x 47 in.) Brussels, Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Charles Bukowski didn’t say you should find what you love and let it kill you.
Categorize to save yourself.
Become it first.
All of life is practice.
A data pitstop on the way to China.
Change the conversation and you control the brand.
I came home to a cat, her white paws delicately dancing past the typewriter, mine. Tucked inside the typewriter was a sheet, long dead, with the words I wrote by hand: “Place yourself in circumstances of want, and ask yourself, “is this what I fear?”
Cuba announces increase in wages as part of economic reform by Associated Press Thursday, June 27th 2019 The beginning: “Every Cuban has the right to a salary increase,” said Dariel Tejeda, a 28-year-old tour guide. “The country and all the state workers have needed this for a long time.” and the end: Ending the dual-currency […]
San Juan, Puerto Rico.
You were on your own.
You’re never at the beginning of some event.
What to eat after giving birth. Oh, and also your calcium intake.
Why didn’t I learn this number, earlier? Why do I still know nothing about anything?
Excerpts below from the Nuclear Files Org. Update on 4/27/2021: inexplicably, this link is broken. I can access other decades, but for some reason I cannot pull the file on nuclear accidents in the 1950s from the archived nuclearfiles.org 13 February 1950U.S.A., Pacific Ocean- A B-36 which developed serious mechanical difficulties on a simulated combat […]
…not until 1949 that decrypted cables from the United States Army Signal Intelligence Service (SIS)’s “Venona” project revealed Fuchs was a Soviet spy.