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I have a small part in a show called SACRED WASTE which was created by LSU Ph.D. student Bonny McDonald – which is playing in the upcoming New Orleans Fringe Fest.  The show involves dance, poetry, ritual, elaborate costumes (made of 100% recycled plastic), and explores many aspects of the relationship between humans and plastic…

Image: Nagoya Congress Center plus Millenium Falcon reworked from original photo by Paula Pedrosa. link. Originally made for a series of Nagoya COP10 primers at Boing Boing (1 | 2 | SB | 3 | 4) I: SORTING OUT THE VERNACULAR So what is up with this Nagoya thing? Well, it’s a big international meeting…

BP has released the first slug of oil-spill hush money to LSU: $2 million for research on the Effects of the Oil Spill and it’s Cleanup. Sounds like a lot of research money, until you realize that LSU does about $200 million dollars of research a year. So, it’s kind of like if your next…

By some estimates, more than 40% of the birds that seasonally migrate in North America do so via the Mississippi Flyway. Large numbers of both land and water birds use this route, including ducks, geese, blackbirds, sparrows, and numerous shorebirds, along with the rare white pelicans that migrate right through Baton Rouge each year. Most…

Eulogy for the Gulf of Mexico

I’ve started to write a few different posts in the past few weeks, but their different topics just don’t seem to matter in the face of the death of the Gulf of Mexico, especially the affectionately named Redneck Riviera – Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and the Florida Panhandle – these areas are most assuredly dead. Field…

A few months ago, for fun, I took a course on “Writing Books for Children.” It was pretty good, in that it kind of forced me to sit down and come up and work through an idea. Or at least, work through it enough so that it was close to the stage of maybe querying…

Sex with a parrot anyone?

Recently, I was on Australian radio doing a bit about the phylomon project and one of the creatures that the host brought up was the Kakapo. As well, an article at the Escapist was just published (again on the phylomon project), and within the comments there, the Kakapo was highlighted once again. What is it…

This is straight from the main page: Things are humming along! We have over 100 images submitted, 30 or so queued up for card production, and over 40 folks signed up on the forum (in fact, one set of rules is arguably close to beta testing). The response has been simply wonderful, and these numbers…

Biodiversity song… TA DA! (sort of)

In case those of you (the 2 or so readers we have here) are anxiously waiting for the song on biodiversity that I promised a while back. Well, I’m still working on it (partly things have been busy, also partly I had some new recording hardware to figure out). Anyway, just to show that I…

Well, now it can be used for the Phylomon project. You know, the one where we’re hoping we can guide an open source project into a free and massive card collecting game that is fun and even perchance (oh no, here it comes…) educational. Now that we’re at a stage where we’re confident that the…