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Rob Galbraith:

Public beta of Photo Mechanic 4.5. I always try out new things.  Here’s the direct download link.

03/20/07 • 09:58 AM • Photography • No Comments


Ian McKellen as “King Lear.”

03/20/07 • 09:55 AM • Entertainment • No Comments

The Chronicle of Higher Ed

is also urging us to be less tyrannical over reading.

Related: Yahoo News, “About one-third of the people living in the national’s capital are functionally illiterate, compared with about one-fifth nationally, according to a report on the District of Columbia.”

03/20/07 • 09:54 AM • ArtsBooksScholarly • No Comments

Chronicle of Higher Ed:

Hemlock Available in the Faculty Lounge. “I think it is the only class I ever took which made me feel like a different person afterward. I would highly recommend this class to students who want to try a different way of learning.”

03/20/07 • 09:20 AM • BooksHistoryScholarly • No Comments

NY Times Editorial:

Students’ Right to Free Speech.  Give me strength. Who else remembers the days of students carrying placards with “Nixon” written on them, the “x” transmuted into a Nazi swastika?

03/20/07 • 09:08 AM • ChildhoodLaw • No Comments

NY Times Science:

Scientist Finds the Beginnings of Morality in Primate Behavior.  “Chimpanzees, who cannot swim, have drowned in zoo moats trying to save others.”

03/20/07 • 09:04 AM • NaturePsychologyScience • No Comments

NY Times Health:

“Do you inhale?”  Tobacco, from sexy to deadly.

03/20/07 • 08:52 AM • HealthHistory • No Comments

NY Times Europe:

Russia Gives Iran Ultimatum on Enrichment.  “Recently, however, Moscow and Tehran have been engaged in a public argument about whether Iran has paid its bills, which may explain Russia’s apparent shift.”  Russia is the only entity who can peacefully shift Iran’s nuclear intentions.

03/20/07 • 08:49 AM • EnvironmentalPolitics • No Comments

Albuquerque Tribune:

I can’t imagine trying to stick pins in an angry cat.

03/20/07 • 08:34 AM • HealthSanta Fe Local(2) Comments

Albuquerque Tribune:

“You wouldn’t expect to find a World War II battleship hiding under the dusty West Mesa soil, but it’s there ...”

03/20/07 • 08:33 AM • HistoryHome & LivingSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

N.M. lakes in better shape this year. Good news for canoeists and kayakers.

03/20/07 • 08:27 AM • EnvironmentalNatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Sadly, I must mention the fifth wrong-way DWI crash since November.

03/20/07 • 08:25 AM • HealthLawSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Fisk weighs offers for O’Keeffe. For those used to the stereotypical skull-and-flowers O’Keeffe work, this may seem a little unusual.  It’s simply representative of her extensive body of work.  This is from her “NY” period, in the 20’s.  You can purchase a print, I see, too.

03/20/07 • 08:16 AM • ArtsSanta Fe Local • No Comments

SF New Mexican:

Tab from winter blast continues to accrue. If you factor in the number of roads that need repaving, this number will easily double ... and more.

03/20/07 • 08:09 AM • NatureSanta Fe Local • No Comments


Ever wonder what happens if you hit the wrong button?  Twice?  This poor individual found out, reformatting both primary and backup hard drives.

03/20/07 • 08:03 AM • ComputingEconomics • No Comments


Controversial skywalk in place over Grand Canyon.  For the environmentalists who complain, I’d keep my trap shut.  This idea beats casinos, power plants, etc.

03/20/07 • 08:00 AM • EntertainmentEnvironmentalTravel • No Comments

CNN Money:

Housing starts rebound but permits fall. “The February starts, while a big jump from January, were still 28 percent below February 2006 numbers and were the fifth weakest reading since the beginning of 1998.”

03/20/07 • 07:56 AM • EconomicsHome & Living • No Comments

American Inventor Spot:

The “Gotta Go” Briefcase.

03/19/07 • 09:14 PM • ConsumptionHealthTravel • No Comments


Smoking ages all skin, not just face.  The visuals this headline dredges up ...

03/19/07 • 03:50 PM • Health • No Comments


Ah, folks are wising up to a fact I’ve been harping upon of late.  The elephant in the room, for climate change, is population.

03/19/07 • 10:10 AM • EnvironmentalHuman Rights1 Comment

Times Online.UK:

Firemen douse Rudy’s image as 9/11 hero.  Here it starts.

03/19/07 • 09:17 AM • HistoryHuman RightsPolitics • No Comments

Psychology Today:

The orgasm wars.

Tangential: The world’s oldest condom.  Reusable. With instructions.

03/19/07 • 09:12 AM • HealthNaturePsychologyScience • No Comments

Times Online.UK Travel:

Art and intrigue in Tuscany.  I could so use a vacation.

03/19/07 • 09:06 AM • Travel • No Comments

Washington Post:

Behavior May Suggest We’re Not Only Human.  “We may be human, but we’re still animals.”

03/19/07 • 08:59 AM • HistoryPsychologyScience • No Comments


An “electrifying” (rather than gassy) 1978 Triumph Spitfire. One of two parts in the series.

03/19/07 • 08:58 AM • EnvironmentalGeneral • No Comments
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