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Are some banks too big to succeed?

Mortgage applications on the west coast that dissappear into a “black hole” in a state more than a thousand miles away Continue reading

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Did BP fail to account for overpressured sand?

blowout preventers that failed in the BP Gulf of Mexico oil disaster might have been insufficiently robust for an unexpected overpressured sand horizon Continue reading

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Iceland and greenhouse gasses

The recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland have pointed up just how critical getting a handle on greenhouse emissions is. Typically volcanos inject large amounts of CO2 and other gasses into the atmosphere during eruptions, sometimes dwarfing the rather puny efforts … Continue reading

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Green Primrose Paths

Now that green is “in” and everyone wants to do it and be a part of the revolution, the hucksters are out in force blasting us with information that can best be described as “the good, the bad and the … Continue reading

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Roaming Robots

I just completed a story on Examiner.com about a project to produce (under government sponsership) an autonomously ranging robot with sponsorship of the U. S. military, which refuels itself by foraging for suitable burnable materials. My take was that the … Continue reading

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Magnatude Nine-plus Earthquakes

I hear a lot, off and on, about the expected magnitude nine-plus earthquake that is likely to happen sometime in the geological near future of the coast of Oregon. Such a quake and the resulting tsunami has all the makings … Continue reading

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Writing for Examiner.com

I’ve now been writing for Examiner.com for about a month and am just now feeling like Im beginning to get a handle on time management. There is the necessity to do research finding stories and checking them out as well … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Oregon

Today my family and I, and dozens of others converged on Champoeg State Park to celebrate Oregon’s 150th year of statehood. All the visitors shared in a cake made specially for this comemoration and which was shaped like the state … Continue reading

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Too Much Inspiration

I recently wrote a story for a contest and was limited to 4500 words, but in the writing, became overly inspired and wound up with a work of about 16000 words instead. Now I’m debating whether to push it as … Continue reading

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