Monthly Archives: April 2013

Life in Hobble Creek

1988 was a good year to be a swamp. That year President Bush enacted a policy that there should be no net loss of wetlands in the United States. He recognized the importance of healthy wetlands in ensuring a clean water supply, habitat for threatened species, and neutralizing toxins. Water is essential to all life, […]

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Dogs, Revisited

I originally wrote this some two years ago. Its on this blog somewhere. I rewrote it recently for a class. http://blog.riley.rackliffe.org/?p=427 April 2013 I don’t like dogs very much. I was raised by a fantastic cat (and rabbits and parrots and fish and quail and hamsters and frogs and geckos and a houseful of spiders […]

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Link, the Epic Hero

So…Its been a busy time. One conversation over Christmas can lead to all kinds of messes. This is my response to a post Hobbit discussion of what makes an epic. I obviously had a lot of help in creating this and there are hundreds of pretty cool pictures floating around the world now. Like this […]

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Patterns

I. Humans are intelligent because they can see patterns II. More intelligent humans are better at seeing patterns III. Humans tend to find patterns even when they don’t exist. IV. If someone else sees a pattern that you don’t see they are more intelligent than you. V. When you make a random observation people tend […]

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