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Saturday, November 04, 2006

Kyoto Failing to Cool the Planet

What I don't understand is how people can be so stupid. Global warming has happened over a long time, you can't expect it to disappear in less than a decade of enforcement with not even half of the world participating. Judging Kyoto now is like judging the lifetime success of a child who was born in 1993.

As usual, stupidity kills. And so might global warming.


China: We don't censor the Internet. Really | Tech News on ZDNet

Yeah. Right. Does anyone else think this is pretty funny?


Facial Expressions May Be Inherited

I feel like there may be other contributing factors here. If it is true, it is one more pointer to the human place in the evolutionary process. We have instinctual responses to things, just like some other species I know ...


Fitness, childhood IQ may affect old-age brain function

I hope I have the IQ thing covered. I guess I am going to have to start getting fit though. Only 56 years until I am 79!


Earth's wobbles may explain some extinctions, research finds

I just found this interesting. I wonder what teh correlation between the axis tilt and the magnetic poles are? Does anyone know?

I wonder what would happen to our whole technological universe if the poles started changing. I fear disaster, really as magents change direction. Do you think polar change happens quickly or over time? I vote for over time.Anyway, this is still interesting.


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Mes reves me manque

Is it weird to miss something you never had?

I find myself, much too often, feeling that way. I become attached to ideas, concepts, dreams, that have little to no basis in reality. As Gar said the other night, we can't be upset that we have strong emotions. It's true, it is just something that defines us. But it is a little weird. Then again, what about me isn't?

I don't think I was going anywhere with this, except to say that I miss something. Something different than what I missed just two weeks ago. But something nonetheless. And the thing I miss now is much less tangible. Though, like knowledge-gap theory, the thing I miss creates its own "tangibility" by not existing. Stranger still, I know.

But that's me.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006


No one ever reads this, which doesn't mean I should actually write things here, because who knows what kind of scary people are stalking my website, but at the same time ...

I've become dreadfully addicted to writing to people, instead of just in my good old leather-bound journal. So here is what I wanted to say. I'm going to be brief - I have things to do.

I wish that people would leave comments when they visited my blog. I think it would be really cool to know what they were thinking when they got to the end of an entry. But if I ask for comments, then I'll get them only from a few people, and ...

Okay, so I think I was basically all the hits on my site today. Which is fine, I get it. People could care less about what I write. But I wish they didn't. It sort of makes it feel as if they could care less about me too.

I wish I didn't care so much. A wonderful person told me the thing they see in me is someone caring. Which I appreciate. But at the same time, I wish I didn't. Because I care I have to deal with the weird emotional swing around that happens inside. And I don't like it. And worse yet, is that now I have to pretend.

I've said it a million times, I just don't want to have to pretend. I don't want to. And I know I am being smart, prudent, polite, appropriate, everything - that the other person is right and I am quasi-wrong is inconsequential - it just means I have to be something I'm not. I have to pretend not to care.

I know. I know. I know. But it doesn't make it any easier. ~Heather