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Remains of Titanic Iceberg Defend Innocence

Nearly nine years after centenary observances of the RMS Titanic and its tragic sinking on April 15, 1912, a former iceberg has come forward to defend itself against allegations that it caused the fateful collision.
At a press conference in … Read on.

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Culture

Earth’s Fast Rotation is the New Spin Cycle

As the world turns

Even though it’s over, 2020 is still getting worse. Case in point, scientists have discovered that, due to a variety of circumstances, the Earth apparently spun on its axis at an increased rate last year. Yes, … Read on.

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The Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn: It’s Not Over Yet

“The darkest hour is just before dawn.” Like many Gen Xers, I was introduced to this concept in a Mamas and Papas lyric crackling away on an FM station on a Volvo car radio. It was the ’70s, and the … Read on.

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On Writing

Writing in Cafes

Remember writing in cafes? My own obsession began with Christine’s Cafe in Petaluma in the mid-’80s but quickly metastasized into San Anselmo’s Cafe Nuvo and finally into San Francisco’s North Beach.

This is where my cohorts and I vainly searched … Read on.

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Culture

Nietzsche Is Peachy

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