Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Archives for November, 2006

Court Date, Part 2

For those of you following my little drama where I am fighting my involuntary lodging in a state-run psychiatric institute, more commonly known as a nuthouse, the latest news is that my lawyer asked for another continuance so I can have witnesses appear in court on my behalf. So instead of having a court hearing…

A raisin dropped in a glass of fresh champagne will bounce up and down continuously from the bottom of the glass to the top. . . tags: raisin, champagne. weird facts

RainForest

A frog on a temperate rainforest floor in the Pacific NorthWest. Here’s one of my first photos taken with my Pentax K100D, significantly compressed for blog purposes. Image: David Warman. How many different species of flora and fauna can you identify in this picture, amigos bonitos? I am receiving so many gorgeous pictures from you,…

California sea lions, Prince William Sound, Alaska, 2000. Image: Neil Moomey and Dan Beeler.

Anfractuosity

A friend and fellow inmate here at the nuthouse learned that I am in search of special words, so she donated this special word for me from her readings. To say the least, I absolutely love this word; it’s beauty, its nuance! I love this word so much that I am going to start reading…

Oh great — just when you thought it was safe to crawl out of your bunker, more troublke is brewing in the Middle East. According to a Saudi security adviser, the Saudi Arabian government said they will intervene to prevent Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias from massacring Iraqi Sunni Muslims after the United States leaves Iraq. This…

Clarity of Vision

Clarity of Vision Orphaned image. Please contact me for proper attribution and linkage. A friend, Diane, noted from my SEED interview that I enjoy sailing. So she then found this stunning image to share with all of you. When I first saw it, it took my breath away, and put tears into my eyes. Can’t…

. The dot over the letter i is called a “tittle”. . . tags: tittle, weird facts

Here’s a cute little quiz that predicts what you will see in your Christmas stocking this year. Considering that I am unemployed and broke, I am most eager for this prediction to come true for me! We will be meeting here on 26 December to discuss the quiz results further, so be ready to share…