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May 31, 2004

Today's photos

This guy was found a couple years back in Redwood Park in Oakland, on a day I spent hiking to take photos for a gig as editor of the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council's quarterly newsletter. It's a western...

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May 26, 2004

A strong arm

In October 1979, on the 50th anniversary of the great stock market crash of 1929, I went with some friends to Washington, DC to demonstrate at the Department of Energy offices on L'Enfant Plaza. It's an action that some of...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 04:48 PM

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May 21, 2004

Homeopathic mass suicide

I sometimes fall over myself in paroxysms of envy on hearing a fiendishly funny idea that I wish to hell I'd thought of. From this week's What's New, an email newsletter affiliated with the American Physical Society: HOMEOPATHY: DEMONSTRATORS IN...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 02:13 PM

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Gray morning

Someone has learned how to get up into the garden beds. This is the kind of photo that people are always taking of me: looking awkward, stuffing my face with food. Although it's usually not anything so healthful as parsley....

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 12:20 PM

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May 18, 2004

Sigh of relief

I'm finally close enough to finished with the Faultline redesign that I was ready to make it go live. Go take a look. This weekend, with the help of my mom's partner Jim, I moved three tons of rock and...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 11:24 AM

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May 17, 2004

Quote of the day

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." - Bertrand Russell...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 01:58 PM

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May 13, 2004


Look atop that pine up the hill: a red-shouldered hawk calls again and again, a bad seagull imitation attracting the nesting mockingbirds. Mockers are territorial when reproducing, aggressively so. They mob the young hawk, perturbing him slightly, and making one...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 09:19 PM

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May 09, 2004


This is the image I have been carrying with me for the last week or so. I'm asleep in my tent, the slow-rising sun heating the Mojave Desert air, pulling the temperature up into the 50s and raising a...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 09:20 AM

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May 04, 2004

The perils of botanical photography

Click on the tiny thumbnail. Or should that be "toenail"? (This is also an excuse to try the new image-processing routines we installed today.)...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 07:37 PM

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May 02, 2004

New layout

Regular readers will notice a radically new look to the Creek Running North pages. This results from my need to learn about Cascading Style Sheets and structure-based page markup and buzzword-based jargon leveraging as part of a revamp of Faultline's...

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Posted by Chris Clarke at 03:29 PM

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May 01, 2004

David Oates on the Tree of Life

From his wonderful book Paradise Wild, and more on said book soon: If it was my myth, I'd give her an onion. And I'd have God say Take a BIG bite. This would improve things in several ways. First,...

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