Gene Lewis Perry

If life were like fairy tales, I'd have been devoured by trolls already.

book review: Annals of the Former World

I’ve been returning to this book off and on for the last two years and finally finished it.  In fairness, it’s five books in one volume, each covering a segment of the author’s geological journeys across the United States. But don’t let 660 pages about rocks intimidate you. McPhee combines detailed explanations of geology with […]

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YouTube – RSPCA – Simon's Sister's Dog 'Fed Up' YouTube – 40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

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After the collapse of the agriculture sector in Zimbabwe in 2000, the inflation in that country skyrocketed to 231 million percent a year.

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YouTube – Le plus horrible jour de ma vie (American Idol)

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Updates on "Forgetting? Fuhgeddaboudit" Hell is perfect memory, again. We don't realize how useful it is to forget.

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Small Wonders: Miniature Palaces & Dollhouses

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Hell is a Perfect Memory

living up to the promise

The media has given plenty of attention to what Obama will do with his unprecedentedly large and detailed database of voters collected during the campaign.  This was the backbone of their wildly successful fundraising from small donors, but even before election day, the flush with cash campaign’s pleas for ever more money grew increasingly absurd. […]

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My Longwinded Remembrance Day Kate Beaton writes essays as well as she makes comics, and that is a tall order. A New View of the Early Earth, Thanks to Australian Rocks Hadean period not so bad? In a Host of Ailments, Seeing a Brain Out of Rhythm Interesting as science and as metaphor.

Nixons to China

Some encouraging reporting from The New York Times: When President-elect Barack Obama introduces his national security team on Monday, it will include two veteran cold warriors and a political rival whose records are all more hawkish than that of the new president who will face them in the White House Situation Room. Yet all three […]

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