I recently learned my grandfather was an alternate for the Canadian Olympic track team. Had I known this when I was a kid, I might have started running much earlier!… Read the rest
“What is the meaning of a solar eclipse? To the ancient Chinese, solar eclipses meant that dragons were devouring the sun. To the Czechoslovakians, they meant that ice giants, bitter enemies of the sun, were conquering it. To the Romans, they meant that the sun was poisoned and dying.… Read the rest
The people I love the best
jump into work head first
without dallying in the shallows
and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.
–Marge Piercy… Read the rest
Like many Americans, I’m angry and disappointed about Trump’s repudiation of the Paris Agreement.
What are we going to do about it? This is a small contribution, but I’m going to swim 6.5 miles in the SF Bay to raise money for the environment.… Read the rest
Forming an exploratory committee to consider swimming from the Golden Gate to McCovey Cove July 9. Anyone own a boat I could hire for the day?
(Last year I did this as part of a relay — this year I’m considering a solo swim)
crossposted from Facebook… Read the rest
“Taking paternity leave is so rare that it’s not a question of how much time you’re going to take off, but whether you will be able to take any at all.” That’s pretty sad!
Here’s a great post (and a very funny infographic) from one dad who took 12 weeks off with his newborn.… Read the rest
Has it really been 7 years since I relaunched tinywords.com? Time flies. I am no longer editing the journal — that job has been ably taken over by Kathe Palka and Peter Newton — but I continue to maintain the technical side of the site, which is now about 16 years old.… Read the rest
This is what I was searching for about not panicking and not overdoing the outrage. (click through to see Quinn’s whole thread)
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Let me say something to my friends about the political emotion of the moment… I have spent an unusual portion of my life in mortal danger.
This article has inspired me to do a few things more consistently on Facebook:
1. I won’t share any articles I haven’t actually read
2. I won’t like or share memes/statement images unless there’s an article I’ve read attached to them
3.… Read the rest