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Unpredictable Climate Changes In The Northern Hemisphere

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    While it is true that the Earth is warming and apparently warming at an accelerated pace, we have an unclear basis for making predictions about how the warming will expand and at what rate. Some areas well get warmer while others may even get colder. A warming Arctic sufficient to allow increasing areas […]

Roasted Pork Chops Zucchini Pancakes And Applesauce

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    This dish is really quite simple, but the zucchini pancakes makes it particularly interesting. The applesauce is available commercially and the quality is quite good so we won’t fuss about that. Just buy some and cool it in the refrigerator. Also, buy several good sized think pork chops from the local butcher (one […]

Is The Universe Rationally Designed?

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  Thinking about the incredibly vast size of the universe seems to require us to ask why? Why does it have to be so large? How did it get that way? Where is it going? Did some thing or some entity design it? These seem, at least, philosophical or even religious questions. At the very […]

In Ten Days It’s All Over–Maybe

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  In 10 days everyone will have voted. Some voted early and some not until election day. Hopefully we will all go to bed early that evening and voters will have registered a clear decision. As of today, we still have a very close election. I’m really not sure why, but that’s the way it […]

Electoral College Outcome For The Presidential Election

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  With less than three weeks to go in the election campaign, two presidential and one vice-presidential debate behind us, more and more of us have taken a measure of the candidates and made voting decisions. Many have voted early: about 18 million compared with 15 million at this time in 2008. The polls have […]

Post-Industrial Artistic Renaissance in Detroit

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Post-Industrial Artistic Renaissance in Detroit   In the latter part of the last century, we began a collective de-industrialization process that will likely last for a century or more. Post-industrial changes are likely to be more noticeable in cities where heavy industrial efforts have been increasingly prominent since the beginning of the industrial revolution. In 2007, […]

Salad-Soil-Simplicity

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  As early in the spring as possible, let’s say within a few days of the last possible frost, one should begin to plant as many kinds of lettuce and greens as possible. I usually throw in some seeds into close proximity to one another at 3-4 day intervals so that the greens are coming […]

Spinach Salad And Cannellini Bean Swiss Chard Soup

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  Here are two green dishes which can be eaten together or at different times of the day as part of a meal or for a mid-meal snack. In other words, they are a go anytime, anywhere. They are both easy to make from readily available ingredients. Spinach Salad: Wash the leaves of a large […]

Urban Gardening

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  In 2007, the number of people living in the cities of the Earth for the first time ever began to exceed the number living in the countryside. This trend is expected to continue, and as the population expands will inflame the competition for critical resources. In some cases, competition between cities and farmers for […]

Surrealism Freud And Quantum Physics

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    While Cubism flourished in the early part of the 20th century, the beginning of World War I gradually stimulated the Dada (Dadaism) movement which was characterized by it’s rejection of reason and logic, and its movement toward nonsense, the irrational and intuition. Dadaism was a protest against nationalism and colonialism and not a […]