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The Friday Post #44: Cephalopods, Coconuts, Cold Iguanas, Pinched

This is the first Friday Post #44 for 2010 Anyone who reads this blog might recall that I’m fond of cephalopods. Why? They’re smart (if not huggable), beautiful in their alien-marine type of way, their skin reflects their emotional states and there is still so much for humans to discover about their wily Octopus behaviors.  […]

The Friday Post #28: Economics, Wordle, Cephalopods and an Emergency Room Rap

Here’s the Friday Post #28 for Feb 28 2009.  There’s enough doom-and-gloom, and down economic news from all around the world this week to make you want to cry.  Bah! So turn the TV off. Wired reporter Felix Salmon published an article on Feb 23 2009 entitled “Recipe for Disaster: The Formula that Killed Wall […]

The Friday Post #12: Museums & Medical Detectives, More on Cephalopods and a Medical Student Video

Forensic investigations of centuries-old skeletons in London, dissection of a rare deep-sea giant squid in Australia, one news-making employee in California and a medical student video make up this Friday Post #12 for Jul 18 2008. ________________________________________________ ” Over the last 30 years, [staff from] the Museum of London has excavated, examined and archived 17,000 […]

Friday Post #6: Creating Better Presentations, Health-Blogs and More Stuff on Cephalopods

Creating effective presentations – and advice on blogging – start off the Friday Post #6 for this week. Are there any of us who haven’t dozed off in the middle of an overly-long Powerpoint presentation? You know: it’s after lunch, you stayed up late the night before… the room is very warm, the lights are […]

The Friday Post #51: Oranges, Octopuses and a Librarian Action Figure

This is the Friday Post #51 for Jul 9 2010. In the Northeast, it’s been a scorcher of a week with record-breaking high temperatures. The sports world this week stood transfixed by the media spectacle of LeBron James and a FIFA World Cup final scheduled between Spain and the Netherlands for Sunday.  Neither of these […]

The Friday Post #50: Nerd, Geek or Dork? Fish or Search? and a Vintage Cartoon

Here’s the 50th Friday Post! OK, I have taken the “Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test“. You can too. Here are my results: Image/Source credit: http://www.okcupid.com/tests/the-nerd-geek-or-dork-test – All rights reserved – Copyright 2010 ________________________________ “Fishing”  as “searching” parable (Apologies to John Steinbeck) ” There are good things so in the tide pools and interesting thoughts to […]

The Friday Post #32: Let’s Dance!

Here’s the Friday Post #32 for May 8 2009. Sunday, May 3rd marked the birthday of an American original: musician, songwriter and dancer James Brown (1933-2006). WoW… that man could dance.  Here is the proof: . ______________________________ Snowball is a sulphur-crested cockatoo (Cacatua galerita eleonora) who lives in Indiana with his bird rescuer Irena Schulz.  […]

The Friday Post #25: Build-A-Squid, Outside Hospital and Exercise Fail

Here’s the Friday Post #25 for Jan 23 2009. I’m always happy to write about Cephalopods which are some of the most interesting animals in the world (see several previous posts about them).  Recently I found a great interactive/ educational game for children called Build A Squid! The game is at: http://squid.tepapa.govt.nz/build-a-squid/interactive, courtesy of the […]

The Friday Post #3: Cephalopod Trickery, Camouflague and A Life’s Work

“It’s smart skin – it’s all wired up.“ – Roger T. Hanlon Cuttlefish blending in with a checkerboard Photo Credit: The New York Times – Copyright 2008 – All rights reserved Stories about Giant Squid, animal mimics and weird marine phenomena intrigue me. Hence, the idea for this Friday post started after reading a recent […]