Thursday, August 28, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
They found a skull. Dude!! Police were called. One of our church members was called (anthropologist) to ID that this skull was really, really old. His daughter, one of the Sunday school tribe and artist, drew the first representation of the skull. Report and original drawing here.
Kennewick Man went on to all sorts of adventures. His whole skeleton was dug up. Lots of people put in claims for kinship. My personal favorite was the Druids.
He has been studied ever since.
Now he has a new book coming out which I have already pre-ordered.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Picture by Don Sausser. Story here.
My mom used to show rehabbed owls at a wildlife park and was not surprised that the owl did this.
We might have to keep a closer eye on Abby, the world's smallest Labrador....
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Don't worry about sirens, BOOMS, and dust clouds Saturday morning.
We're just blowing up a reactor....
Paper sez - "Dust rises Saturday from the unseen doughnut-shaped hole of what remains underground of the Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor just north of Richland. Contractors detonated explosives to destroy what was left of the reactor building instead of removing it piece by piece. Hanford officials said demolishing the structure saved time and money."
Where did the dust go?
Hopefully all the bad dust was already removed.
Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/08/16/3109505/plutonium-recycle-test-reactor.html?sp=/99/900/1643/#storylink=cpy
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Near the nuclear reservation. Luckily it did not suck up any radioactive waste - would have been kind of like our version of Sharknado...
It lasted just a few minutes and was all of 0 on the Fujita scale.
Second tornado for me in all of my years in the PNW.