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In their presentation, the researchers jokingly compared the planet to Hoth – the icy planet made famous in one of the “Star Wars” movies, when Luke Skywalker’s steed (a fictional lizard species called a Tauntaun) dies and he must stay warm by burrowing into its intestines. Yay, science. And only six light years away! Which, […]
Residents across the island are complaining about the state of city sidewalks. They say they are dangerous and that the city is taking too long to clean them. OK, the original article doesn’t say residents are whingeing. But they are. Wow. And here I thought this was an American thing. As for me, I dealt with […]
I blog a lot about space — asteroids, planets, the cosmos in general — but I also write about my ancestors. In fact, I think everyone should find out more about their past. There are plenty of reasons why you should find out more of your family history. One thing, though: the 23 and me […]
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Quick update on the book: In the end, I’ve decided to go the indie route to self-publication. An update to the update! (2/16) It looks like I won’t be self-publishing this one after all. A small press that normally published ESL/EFL … Continue reading
When men don’t help raise their own children, when men insist that women raise children and stay at home for life, society as a whole suffers. Continue reading
One of the biggest differences since we moved into a house is the sleeping arrangements. When our oldest daughter was a baby, we were living in an apartment with a traditional Japanese straw mat (tatami) room and no bed. So … Continue reading
Paternity leave just got a big mention in US media this past week, thanks to baseball. New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy took three days leave for the birth of his son in Florida. Radio talk show personality Mike … Continue reading
Just over 5 months ago, my year-long child care leave ended and I went back to work. Since then, I haven’t posted on this blog for a very good reason: I was insanely busy. Of course, not too busy to … Continue reading
I go back to work tomorrow on April 1st. My year-long paternity leave is over. No April Fools.