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.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Friday, August 8, 2014
And - do you think the Twitter guys would have named Twitter that cute name if they knew things like this would happen. Heard on the news this morning - The Pentagon posted on Twitter that the United States bombed the rebels in Northern Iraq this morning.
In addition to our science and engineering community we are a huge producer of wine grapes
and wineries. Now is your chance to crowd source a bunch of wine.
"If you've ever dreamed of making award-winning wine, but didn't have the grapes, equipment or space, here's your chance." directions here
Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2014/08/07/3097158/ste-michelle-wine-estates-tries.html?sp=/99/177/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Saturday, August 2, 2014
We are trying to coordinate after surgery medical care for Youngest between Portland (where surgery happened), Seattle (where he is working as an intern) and SE WA where we, the insurance holders, live.
You can't believe how complicated it is. They, the doctor's office, the insurance people and the pharmacy, all blame each other. And NINE days later we still don't have the medication. We would pay cash for it, just to get it ($295) but it has to have some kind of official holy water sprinkled on it.
I could go on and on and on but I think I'll just have some chocolate.