Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Personal Reminiscence of My Wife

By David L. Brown This is a personal note for today, which is a special day in my life. If my wife Patricia still lived, this would have been our 50th wedding anniversary. Sadly, she passed away June 21, 2011. … Continue reading

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Starve-Yourself-Old Theory Takes a Hit

By David L. Brown For some time now there’s been an assumption floating around that if you reduce your caloric intake to about 30 percent below the required daily intake you will earn yourself more years of life. I suspect … Continue reading

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Drought Colors America Red

By David L. Brown I usually don’t write short posts on this blog. In fact, some may think I’m too verbose. Well, guilty I guess, although I like to examine subjects in depth and analyze the various factors involved. In … Continue reading

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Arctic Ice Melting at Accelerating Pace

By David L. Brown As we all know by now there is no global warming or climate change, thanks to a concerted effort by deniers to insist that we all put our fingers in our ears and recite “La, la, … Continue reading

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Keep Kicking that Ethanol Can

By David L. Brown Yesterday I posted an analysis of the current forecasts for a poor corn crop due to heat and drought, and also mentioned that the obvious step to take is to suspend all ethanol production to free … Continue reading

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Drought Spreads, World Famine to Follow

By David L. Brown The drought in America not only isn’t getting better…it’s getting a lot worse. The combination of heat and lack of rain has put a large portion of the nation’s field crop prospects in severe jeopardy. The … Continue reading

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Seeing the Future Dimly

By David L. Brown One of the news websites, Fox News (here), today featured excerpts from a number of predictions made 25 years ago by “science thinkers,” predicting conditions in our time of 2012. I recognize the names of most … Continue reading

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Mars Curiosity Rover Lands Safely

By David L. Brown If you didn’t watch the live feed from the Jet Propulsion Lab last night as the new Mars Rover, Curiosity, made its entry and landing, you missed one of the great moments in space exploration history. … Continue reading

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Curious About Mars? Tomorrow’s the Big Day

By David L. Brown Tomorrow the newest Mars rover, Curiosity, is set to land on the Red Planet. If all goes well, it will set down through an incredible series of engineering steps. In the final stage, the massive rover … Continue reading

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Putting Things In the Present

By David L. Brown I’m a writer, as anyone who has followed this blog may have realized. In recent years I’ve gotten seriously into fiction. Of course, the novel The Star Phoenix was the inspiration for this blog (the original … Continue reading

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