Monthly Archives: August 2007

The new building: HSU’s Community Clinic

  Humboldt State University (Arcata, CA) has a new Behavioral & Social Sciences Building.  They were talking about it when I first started there in Fall 2000, and the psychology professors were very excited.  It would have the labs we needed, … Continue reading

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Crescent City’s Crescent Beach

   I love the beach, and I love the forests I’ve always associated with the mountains (having grown up in Southern California).  Crescent City, CA, has the best of both worlds, with lovely beaches, and redwoods and evergreens surrounding and … Continue reading

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“Real Genius”

  Amuse — it means, without thought.  Sometimes you want to just relax, laugh, and not have to think too hard.  However, I do appreciate it when an amusement has some intelligence and talent to it.  For times like that, … Continue reading

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   This is a fun movie.  First of all, it is based on a Neil Gaiman novel of the same name, and Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors.  I’ve only read a few of his books (American Gods … Continue reading

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Volume (sound)

I recently participated in a discussion about how we relate to the world through our senses.  It was sparked by one of those hypothetical questions: If you had to give up one of your senses, which one would you give … Continue reading

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Watching the Perseid meteor shower

   Each August there is a meteor shower known as the Perseids (named for the nearby double star cluster know as Perseus).  They are the trailing debris of the Swift-Tuttle Comet, which circles the Sun approximately every 130 years.  Here on … Continue reading

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Stuff (aka Treasures, Bric-a-Brac, Junk, etc.)

  Several years ago our adult son commented, “Your house looks a lot like Grandma’s did, with lots of stuff sitting around.”  Seeing the look of shock (and perhaps a hint of anger?) on my face, he immediately made a … Continue reading

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