Friday, March 27, 2009

Geologic Wonders

Oddee has compiled a list of "10 Geological Wonders You Didn't Know." I was pretty excited when I saw the first was indeed one I had never heard of: The Wave (between Arizona and Utah - USA)... Gorgeous!
However, as it turns out, there were only two others that were new to me, Hell Gate in Uzbekistan, and Wave Rock in Australia. Engaging pictures, but in my judgement, I wouldn't trust the accuracy of the descriptions there.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Lucky or Unlucky?

Japanese businssman Tsutomu Yamaguchi was on a trip to Hiroshima in early August of 1945, when the atomic blast leveled the city. He received burns over half his body. He spent the night in the city, then flew home the next day.

To Nagasaki.

Yamaguchi, now an apparently healthy 93, has become the first person officially recognized as having survived both of the nuclear weapons that have been used against human beings. Read the full story here.

My hope and fear is that he will be the last: hope in that we must never allow such weapons to be used again. Fear in that, if they are, there will be no more "official" recognition of anything.

Monday, March 23, 2009


I'm having some computer problems- maybe malware, spybots, viruses, whatever goodies modern vandals have created. Lots of people around that can give me advice, but I get online and my computer slowly freezes up. Light to no posting until I figure out what's going on... later, folks.