With the launch of series 8 and the Peter Capaldi era next month, I thought I’d make a few lists about Doctor Who regenerations. I hope you find these entertaining.
Regenerated due to old age:
Hartnel – Troughton (1 – 2)
Hurt – Eccleston (War – 9)
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Recently, I got a message from a friend. He told me a relative was 30,000 words into a novel and wanted to know how to find an agent.
Now, this is a perfectly legitimate question, but the timing was wrong. No agent or editor will show any interest in a … Continue reading
During the worst stages of the Slide Fire, I had written the Arizona Republic on the connections between global climate change and the predicted increase of severity of wildfires in the western United States. The slide Fire and climate change, is there a connection? They are apparently not going to … Continue reading
West Virginia Representative David McKinley is a Republican, and drinks the Party Line Kool Aide. In this case, it’s an extremely foolish and short-sighted amendment to a budget bill for the Department of Defense.
The DoD has already begun planning for climate change, but that could end. The McKinley … Continue reading
Several days ago, when the Slide Fire first broke out, I sent out a tweet predicting it to become a very dangerous major fire. By this morning, the fire was expected to be as large as 8000 acres, with almost 850 firefighters working hard to get some containment.
Oh no. … Continue reading
Yesterday, I had a discussion with a person I shall not name. After seeing many of the same same social media statements that I saw, this person asked how I came to my conclusion that this was celebration about inclusion, and not about exclusion.
That’s a very good question, because … Continue reading
With the recent Nebula Awards ceremony now in the past, I’m reflecting on the chatter in social media about the fact that no white males won a voter-selected award this year. In fact, one tweet cheered in nearly those exact words: No white males!
Hopefully we’re beyond blog excerpts now … Continue reading
Politics Trumps Science
There has been a lot of climate change news with the recent issue of yet another climate change report underscoring the dangers of anthropogenic climate change due mainly to release of CO2 into the atmosphere by the burning of fossil fuels. Short-sighted politicians swayed by even shorter-sighted … Continue reading
I’ve been going through the entire catalog of Rush’s studio albums to hear how the band evolved and then I give my impression of each album. Today, Power Windows.
If I had to … Continue reading
What, you thought this was about heading to the VFW on Friday evening? Nah, just an update on the hatching activity in my fishroom.
+ Poecilia wingei (Endler’s livebearer, peacock strain) Three new fry swimming around with the adults. Nice to see this colony starting to recover a bit.
+ … Continue reading