Sunday, November 2, 2008

Heroes #4

Miles Davis, finest musician of my lifetime IMO.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Love in vain

I was inspired by this post over at Darren Naish's always-fascinating Tet Zoo blog to post one of my favorite photos (h/t Joe Bidwell)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My car is famous!

Yes, my 1996 Jeep Cherokee is featured on Google Maps' Street View! See here.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Heroes #3

That's George A. Bartholomew, my intellectual role model. Elected member of the National Academy of Sciences and inspiring, if low-key, teacher of ecologically relevant physiology (his favored term). I was privileged to know him during my years at UCLA (his last few there), and I believe I was the last PhD student to have Bart on my committee. You can read about his many scientific accomplishments here, marvel at his academic genealogy (I'm on there!!!) here, and read his UC obituary here.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Missed it by that much...

Where "it" was comment #1000
and "that much" was an hour and 41 minutes.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Countdown to crankiness

PZ Myers sez: "if this turns into another thousand comment thread, I shall be very, very cranky." Current projections, based on data shown above (click for sharper view), are for crankiness to hit at or shortly after midnight tonight (dashed line is an eyeballed extrapolation). Quake and tremble, ye believers, for we should soon witness some serious crankiness.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Aaaaaa what's the point?

You know? I mean, who cares?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Heroes #2

In the land of the dark, the ship of the sun is drawn by the Grateful Dead

Monday, April 28, 2008

Heroes #1

Darwin's Reach, an interdisciplinary conference, March 2009

ceremonial inaugural post

"I blog, therefore I yam what I yam"
-Popeye Descartes