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grand poo-bah

March 28, 2007

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Okay, so for the most part I’m really not into self-promotion. My tendency to focus on my work rather than myself has in some ways handicapped my career advancement. It has certainly not helped make the jobs of the development…

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another blogiversary

March 13, 2007

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Hard to believe I’m beginning my third year as a blogger, considering how many blogs go extinct. Of course, at times Bootstrap has felt a little moribund (like lately). Nonetheless, the year in blogging has had some cool highlights for…

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snowy owl

January 20, 2007

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It has only been a week since winter rudely and abruptly arrived in Michigan. And what more appropriate bird to ease our transition to Arctic-like weather than a Snowy Owl? This bird was found by a friend who was driving…

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The Open Laboratory: The Best Writing on Science Blogs 2006 has just been published at Lulu.com. You can check out the table of contents and see which of your favorite brilliant science bloggers were included. As I previously noted, yours…

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the little farter makes the cut

January 9, 2007

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Coturnix (Bora Zivkovic), surely one of the most prolific bloggers in science, or elsewhere, is organizing the 2007 North Carolina Science Blogging Conference in Chapel Hill later this month. Through that, he ended up with the job of editing The…

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the year in birds: 2006

January 1, 2007

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I did this last year, so I may as well do it again: Number of species seen: I did a lousy job of recording, so I don’t know. New life birds: 21 First life bird: I said it would be…

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the birder survey

November 1, 2006

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Patrick at The Hawk Owl’s Nest started a birder survey meme. I’ll play along… What state (or country) do you live in? MI, USA How long have you been birding? Seriously, about 15 years. Are you a “lister”? I keep…

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the year in birds

January 5, 2006

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Obligatory tally of 2005 birds: Number of species seen: 513 New life birds: 201 Last life bird: Cinnamon Woodpecker (Celeus loricatus), Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Panama Total life birds: 887 otal ABA-area birds: 568 Total state birds: 304 Total birds in…

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i have ear worms

September 15, 2005

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Everybody gets songs stuck in their heads on occasion. To most, this is an annoyance. For me, it is major brain spam. I am so prone to this phenomena that I purposely avoid listening to most music, especially if it…

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media attention

August 20, 2005

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It was cool to discover that Slate.com linked to my blog in a recent “Today’s Blogs” column, quoting my comments on wildlife on military bases. This prompted an email from an editor at the Los Angeles Times, who said she…

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