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9 Days Out from Oct. 26 March Against Big Brother Surveillance, are Sponsoring Organizations Spreading the Word?

We’re 9 days out from a big protest march in Washington DC demanding that the U.S. government stop its massive warrantless surveillance programs targeting hundreds of millions of innocent, law-abiding people. If you have the time, come on down to DC for a march to Capitol Hill at Noon on 10/26. I’ll be taking part [...]

October Garden Economy

Trying to make ends meet in this economy feels like my experience trying to fit in a little last bit of gardening this October 21st afternoon, pulling up thick patches of turf to replace them with edible ornamentals while a cold rain becomes progressively heavier, remembering the forecast that the precipitation may turn to snow [...]

Arctic Sea Ice Extent, October 27 2009: 6 Standard Deviations Below the 1979-2000 Mean

The latest data on sea ice extent in the Arctic Ocean includes information up through October 27, 2009:

Source: National Snow and Ice Data Center

The National Snow and Ice Data Center’s standard for measuring a notable deviation from the 1979-2000 sea ice average is two standard deviations, which is a reasonably strong standard, [...]

Obama-Biden Banner in its Natural Habitat

One of our Obama-Biden banners hanging out in its natural habitat, the front porch:

Conversation in Line for the October 2008 Obama Rally in Columbus: Obama, War and the Surveillance Society

What do you call a resident of Columbus, Ohio? I’ve lived here for three years and I still don’t know. On the radio, they call us “Columbus residents,” but there’s got to be a single word out there. Columbusser? Columbian? Columbusite? Columbusonian? Columbine?

Columbusish? Heck, I’ll just pick one.

Last Friday, October 10, a [...]

McCain-Obama Debate Cards for October 15, 2008: Play Games With History

This is your last chance! In case you somehow slept through all three general election debates, dozens of candidate forums and scores of primary-round debates, tonight’s debate at 9 pm Eastern is your last chance to see the candidates for the 2008 presidential election spar on the issues that matter most for our nation’s future… [...]

My Sudden Cardiac Awareness

I was getting the milk out of the refrigerator this morning, when all of a sudden, I felt my aorta get kind of itchy. That’s how I knew, without getting any press release, that it is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month.

Since that time, I’ve begun sensing heart attacks all around me. My cardiac arrest [...]