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The move is complete (finally) … so maybe I can settle down a bit, right? Right? The world’s deadliest volcano? Anyway, a few things I stumbled across this week: Forbes Traveler.com has a list boldly titled “World’s Deadliest Volcanoes“, which more or less is a slideshow of nice volcano pictures and some dubious ranking –…

Tambora, Indonesia There are big eruptions, then there are big eruptions. On April 10, 1815, Tambora, a volcano in Indonesia, produced one of the largest eruptions in human history. This eruption produced what became known as the “year without a summer” after the volcanic aerosols from the eruption produced some of the coldest summers in…

Back in a former life, I was really into radio and music. Such an existence calls for many lists of rankings: “Best albums of 2004″, “All time greatest soul singers”, “Worst album covers of the 1980s”. And, although I love a list as much as the next person, I tend to find lists appalling. Why?…