Friday, February 22, 2008

All my money goes to the drug companies

Ferring Pharmaceuticals to be exact

Artificial insemination-----------326

Getting your period anyway-----Priceless

Friday, February 15, 2008

So long Eyak, we hardly knew ye

Marie Smith, the last speaker of the Eyak language died on January 21. She was 89.
her Eyak name was Udachkuqax*a'a'ch which meant a sound that calls people from afar.

A soft and treacherous spot in the ice was called demexch, bad place to walk but maybe a good place to fish.

There were 38 native speakers of Eyak in 1933, but after her sister died in the 1990's Marie was the only one left.

See the full article at the Economist:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

What to do on a snow day

there now...I've created my own blog...

I've resisted so long now because the word "blog" is soo unattractive..
I like the idea of vlogs better, but "vlog" is an even MORE unattractive word.

I also dislike the vertical nature of a blog......a 3-d blog would more accurately describe the connections between ideas.......but who's got time these days?

My favorite blogger died last year..... so the whole idea of a blog is depressing....but so is winter.....

I'll probably forget about this blog in a couple of weeks, just like I did with my Franklin Planner....

So enjoy it while it lasts.