Every time I come back to the PNW, I’m struck by just how well everyone drives. Yes, yes, I know we have a hatred for drivers in every state (everyone’s a bad driver who isn’t us!), but after living in Ohio and Illinois and driving around Indiana a lot, I learned a new appreciation for […]
Inquiring minds want to know.
I’m watching Obama’s Denver speech about the stimulus bill. I’ve read the pros and cons. I’ve listened to the GOP arguments (largely summed up by, “Soooooooooociiiaaaaaaaaliiiiiiiiiissssssssm!”). I understand everybody’s fears. Yet we happily invested trillions of dollars into foreign wars over the last eight years while our own country failed. Wars that killed tens of
Even with diabetes, this odd little hippie test insists I shall live until 90. This is mainly because all of my grandparents and great grandparents are in their 80s and 90s. Diabetes genes + Logevity genes = me. I have no idea what the “real age” part of this test means. Apparently, I have the
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has announced the discovery of a mass of crystallized carbon formerly known as star BPM 37093, now known as the biggest diamond in the galaxy, fifty light years away from Earth in the constellation Centaurus. The diamond is estimated to be 2,500 miles across and weighs approximately 10 billion-trillion-trillion-carats –
Little-known fact: most presidents since the 70s release some form of their tax returns to the public. Here’s George W. Bush’s tax return for last year. I’m not terribly surprised that he somehow managed to get a refund of over $19,000 while I owed over $500 this year, but whatever. The part that amused me,