Monthly Archives: September 2013

Something on My To-Do List

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Larval Eumorpha pandorus Found in Tiki Hut

Below is a picture of Eumorpha pandorus (Pandorus Sphinx) found clinging to a Sycamore stick. I am not sure how the stick (nor caterpillar) found its way inside the tiki. The leading suspects are local stick-wielders, but their swordsmanship make … Continue reading

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A Draco Delicacy

The lone resident of the tiki bar, Draco the gecko, devours one of his favorites – a soft-shell cicada. The little green guy in the video had just emerged from his old exoskeleton. Not much of a crunch, but yumm!

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Bookmarking the Reckoning

I want to make sure that I recognize the people who foretold the future. In this case, Thomas Frank explains higher education’s role in reinventing the indentured servant, and the system’s unsustainability. The argument is sprinkled with great zingers – … Continue reading

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Great Interpretation for the “shaft straightener”

During Europe’s upper Paleolithic, the “B√Ęton de commandement” was an artifact with many hypothetical uses. The most common interpretations suggested these artifacts were used for straightening spear shafts. A similar tool found in N. America’s Clovis culture, at the Murray … Continue reading

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