One Last Poem in Honor of National Poetry Month

One last poetry entry. This is one I wrote myself. I was not going to post anything I wrote but Mrs. afarensis threatened to do horrible things if I didn’t. This is actually an older one and is stylistically much different from recent attempts…I should mention that it is about Bach…

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Theme Song: Off the Bridge I Go

Since everybody else is taking it, I guess I will too

Your Theme Song is Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd

“There is no pain, you are receding.
A distant ship�s smoke on the horizon.
You are only coming through in waves.”
You haven’t been feeling a lot lately, and you think that’s a good thing.
The comfortable part is nice… but you should really work on numb.

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Question of the Day: So What was Keith Richards Doing in the Tree Anyway?

According to ABC News Keith Richards has been hospitalized in New Zealand after falling out of a palm tree in Fiji…apparently, he is suffering from a concussion…Just goes to show, we are monkeys* after all….
* Yes, I know, I’ve linked to it before, it’s very profound so I’m linking to it again.

ABC Meme: Apparently, If All the Other ScienceBloggers Jumped Off A Bridge, I Would Too

Since all the other bloggers are doing I guess I will too…

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This is Cool

A story on MSNBC talks about new attempts to carbon date the volcanic eruption on Santorini could revise the chronology of early Mediterranean history:

Overall, the radiocarbon results indicate that the formation and high point of the New Palace period of Crete, the wall paintings of Akrotiri, the Shaft Grave period of the Greek mainland, and the political changes on Cyprus all occurred before approximately 1600 B.C. This is not only about 100 years earlier than thought; it also implies that the overall cultural era involved lasted much longer than researchers had assumed.
The new chronology makes the world of New Palace Crete even more important and interesting, Manning said, turning the later 18th and 17th centuries B.C. into an exciting new “cultural cauldron” from which significant elements of European history may have originated.

How Cool Is That!

This is the second of the Ichthyostega posts…

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Ichthyostega and the Origins of Land Vertebrates

I have a temp assignment for the next couple of days, so in the meantime I thought I would repost this from my archives. This is the first of two I wrote on the subject. After I wrote the first, as you will see, Per Ahlberg, was kind enough to send me the article so I wrote the second based on the info in the article….

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