Monthly Archives: February 2013

A Candle Took My Eye Out

The EPA has laws against letting diesel exhaust get in people’s lungs, but somehow, nobody is complaining about candle smoke. You should. Continue reading

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Asteroid strikes Earth? What a novel idea!

I wrote about what it would be like to experience an asteroid impact firsthand, way back in 2000. Now, eerily, I seem to have had it just about right. Continue reading

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Writings from the Northwest Corner

The Neah Virus arises seemingly out of nowhere. In contrast to the smallpox epidemics of the 1850s, it kills outsiders but leaves Makah Indians untouched. Hmmm. How could that be? Better ask the old shaman, Gordon Steel. He seems to know more than he is saying. Or better yet, ask Raven, the trickster spirit. Continue reading

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The FLAG versus the norovirus

It’s a unique feeling to read about a virus from which you yourself are suffering, and learn that a weapon you invented is being used to combat it. Continue reading

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