11/11/11 …Yea…OK?

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November eleventh, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven. As a follower of science I am not too worried that today or any other predicted dooms day date can be forcast without solid proof. One might predict exactly when a comet might hit the earth,  or tell when the energy from a gamma ray burst will reach the …

Finnally found my spell checker. Woo Hoo.

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One more call with my editor and I start the second or third to last, last, last revision of “The Second Intelligent Species”. She said I needed structure to hold my readers. I think I’ve found it. I will need the help of several experts in their fields. Some fields will hold Amish farmers. Others who study nature like I …

Fifty years of reflection

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Fifty four years to the day, the Russians launched Sputnik.On July 20th, 1969, my family and the world witnessed Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin make the first foot prints on the moon. At the time we (the human species) weren’t sure if the moon’s crust could even be walked on. Today we know the satellite we thought was a …

Self promotion: sometimes it has to be done.

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Now that I have you here, I want to show you what my book is about. I hope that showing these links doesn’t wind me up in court, but they show exactly what I am trying to do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssC7znywJSo&feature=share “The Second Intelligent Species” is about a couple who experience a mass extinction event just like this one, except nobody knew it was …

Zombie Land

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Once again I find myself pulling my thirty six hours of night shift. A weekend in Zombie Land.   As always, we who must endure sleepless nights followed often by sleepless days, learn to take advantages of any entertainment offered: be it a practical joke, a good lunch packed by a loved one, or a celestrial cornucopia served throughout the summer evenings.    A …

Mirror image handwriting.

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When I was in my early twenties I learned I had an unusual gift: the ability to write cursive with my non-dominant hand in mirror image at the same time as I wrote normally with my right. It wasn’t until middle age did I find out just how few people can do that.   One of the most famous people I discovered who …

Wanted: self disapline.

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The following are the reasons I have not been writing:1) Now that summer is here, I have so much work to do, I haven’t the time.2) When I get home from work I’m too tired to write.3) The beer is too cold and there is too much of it.4) My new laptop is difficult to operate.5) My brain hurts.  It’s easy …

Does anyone give a shit what it’s called, or does anyone give a shit?

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Global Warming, Climate Change, Mass Extinction: no matter the title given to the storm, the shit’s gonna hit the fan. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110621/sc_nm/us_oceansSome reject any and all evidence put forth by climatologist. The idea that climate change can be observed in a lifetime is unheard of in geological time scales. Anyone over thirty can see the changes. One generation observing changes in the …

Would you read more?

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 “The Last Act of Humanity”  By Dale Langlois Foreword      The World’s population approached the ten billion mark. The destruction of low lying cities along the coasts of every continent pushed civilization inland, taking up valuable farmland. Global flooding destroyed another third of the planet’s fertile soil. Famine plagued all nations.      When the true effects of our carbon foot …

In responce to an editor

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     My novel’s title has changed several times since it’s conception. First it was“The End of Holocene Epoch”, That changed to “The End of The AnthropoceneEpoch”, then with the sub title “The Cyclical Earth”. On to “The SecondIntelligent Species”. I now introduce the last title it will go by,(unless apublisher suggest something else) “The Last Act Of Humanity”.     The editor …