Monthly Archives: November 2013

Back to the State of Nature?

Instapundit linked to a shocking and scary article by Maryn McKenna on the shrinking effectiveness of antibiotic drugs.  This is a subject that strikes very close to home.  In my novel,  The Catrobat, Captain Dan Boyd who is loosely based on … Continue reading

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Do it Yourself Learning: Dr. Kató Lomb, the Polyglot and learning second languages

  Dr.  Kató Lomb (1909-2003) studied languages later in her life than usual.  Yet, she became the world’s most multilingual woman, learning to interpret and translate in 16 different languages at her peak.    In school and college, she did … Continue reading

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More on Chelyabinsk

This article on the Bloomberg site reiterates the dangers of the Chelyabinsk asteroid strike.  Scientists now understand there might be five times as many of objects the size of the Chelyabinsk asteroid as previously thought.  However, the title of the article … Continue reading

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Remembering Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day, formerly known as Armistice Day.  It is a day to remember Veterans of all of our wars, but I think mostly of my father on this day.  He was a World War II veteran, somewhat older … Continue reading

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Chelyabinsk Bolide Update

This article in Popular Mechanics has updated information plus remarkable pictures of both the Chelyabinsk Bolide and the hole in the ice.  One commenter noted that it was very unusual that the hole was perfectly round with no jagged edges. This was … Continue reading

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