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Not so junky DNA

I knew it! Back in the day (early 90’s), when I was studying biology, the word on the street was that the bulk of human DNA was “junk” filler, and probably nothing more. New research shows that all those boring … Continue reading

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Socialist America!

OK, I stole this from Darin May off of Facebook, but this is awesome: I know the majority of Americans, even bleeding heart liberals such as myself, are vehemently opposed to a state run healthcare plan in the US. At … Continue reading

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Cried all night!

I can’t remember the last time I was so proud to be an American. But this past Super Tuesday, I stayed up til the wee hours; well past late autumn Danish sunrise (FYI: that’s pretty late in the mornin’, considering … Continue reading

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Randy Pausch

I recently watched Randy Pausch’s “Last Lecture” from September of 2007. He died a few days ago. If you haven’t seen his lecture, I encourage you to take the time (over an hour), and do so. We could all learn … Continue reading

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Timothy Egan wrote this nice blurb on the New York Times. Religion is like cigarettes for me. It’s your own decision, and I will not chide you for practicing. But please don’t make me inhale your secondhand smoke.

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Oh, bah. Ma!

By the way, I am super excited that Barack Obama will be the Democratic candidate this fall. I can’t think of a better candidate to help America’s image overseas (a matter near and dear to my heart). I firmly believe … Continue reading

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Not good. Everyone is pissed, and I don’t see how this is going to end well. I think everyone just needs to spend a weekend together in the mountains and chill and work out our differences. Real universal dialog is … Continue reading

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Purchasing Power

Over the weekend, the dollar dropped to a historic low (as far as I’m concerned). I’ve been keeping track of the good ol’ greenback since sometime in 1997. Today, I loaded all that data and graphed it out. Today, I … Continue reading

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Congress + Baseball = ?

OK, I really don’t get it. Why in the world is Congress investigating baseball? What do legislators have anything to do with sports? Someone please explain this to me. I’m begging you. As far as I understand how the U.S. … Continue reading

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Exxon Valdez

The Exxon Valdez disaster occurred while I was a senior in high school. It was a terrible natural catastrophe. My mother was vehemently pissed about it. She wrote a letter to the editor of the San Jose Mercury News, which … Continue reading

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