lovebirds – Just got a long lens and all my shots have birds in them. This is an older shot, but I really like it. I have some long lens shots to come. by gatorinsc via http://flic.kr/p/x2EsNR

Review: Boy-1 #1 (of 4)

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boy1 1 coverIn the fast-approaching future, when the drug-addled heir of a genetic-engineering company begins to investigate his company’s murky past, he discovers he is the catalyst in a terrifying global event that will transform him and forever alter the course of human evolution.

GMOs are a hotly debated topic today, especially about the science surrounding them. Boy-1 #1 seems to touch upon some of those issues. So, that got me rather intrigued as I read the comic, but the first issue unfortunately builds too much of a mystery and not quite enough of a pay-off.

Writer H.S. Tak kicks the series off focusing on a mystery and introducing us to the various characters in the comic. It mostly focuses on Jadas, the heir to a genetic-engineering company. He’s drug addicted, a bit of a screw up, and overall comes off as a rich punk. That’s part of the issue for this…

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The intrigue of the night sky

Churchmouse Campanologist

When my better half and I were on holiday in Cannes this year, after dinner we went back to our hotel room to sit on the balcony and enjoy what was going on below at street level as well as above in the sky.

On June 18, 2015, we saw something neither of us had ever witnessed: a disappearing new moon.

That day, incidentally, marked the beginning of Ramadan for some Muslims. As is true for Jews, certain feast days begin in one 24-hour period or the next, the Last Supper being one example. In any event, these periods of religious fasts or feasts are dictated by the moon’s movement.

Anyway, we sat watching the moon. I thought I was seeing things when, within five minutes, the crescent began approaching the horizon. Cautiously, I asked SpouseMouse who said, ‘It’s definitely going downward.’ Within another five minutes the moon was no…

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Bad news about Jimmy Carter

Good luck and all prayers for Former US President Mr Jimmy Carter. Keep fighting.

Why Evolution Is True

This came through my CNN news feed, and it’s saddening.

Former President Jimmy Carter says, « Recent liver surgery revealed that I have cancer that now is in other parts of my body. »

Carter, 90, had a « small mass » removed from his liver earlier this month. At the time, he received a prognosis for a full recovery.

Carter said he will receive treatment at Emory University in Atlanta.

Say what you will about Carter’s presidency, what’s undeniable is that he had a good heart and, unlike many other former Presidents, has behaved in an altruistic and exemplary way since he left office. It looks as though his end is near, and I’ll miss him being around.

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