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Wordless Wednesday: The enemy was at the gate … and we let him in

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Map Monday: what maps can and could teach us about pandemics

We’ve looked at a lot of maps at this blog over the past several Mondays. We’ve seen some statistics that have surprised us, reassured us, upset us, and some which we were correct to question. We’ve come to realize that … Continue reading

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A message of hope for a world in need

This weekend brings messages of hope in several significant ways, including the messages of hope offered by Easter and Passover for hundreds of millions of people around the world. Even though self-isolation means no gathering in churches and synagogues and … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday: even endangered Great Apes may be at risk from COVID-19

Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda are all closing their national parks, home to the endangered mountain gorillas and other great apes, amid fears that the animals may be exposed to the COVID-19 virus by visiting tourists. The great apes currently being … Continue reading

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Climatologists Grimly Watch As People Who Ignore Science Suffer Real And Immediate Consequences — The Out And Abouter

I’m reblogging this satirical piece from Paul Duncan’s The Out And Abouter.  It’s satire, but it’s awfully close to the mark. It’s a great read.  Warning: those of you who didn’t spend your career in an engineering building as I … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Happiness Day in the time of COVID-19

Today, March 20, is World Happiness Day. March 20 has been recognized as International Day of Happiness since first being introduced in 2006, and was endorsed by the United Nations in 2012 when they adopted Bhutan’s concept of Gross National … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Facebook friends in the midst of world COVID-19 lockdown

I don’t know about you, but with even more time for people to be on Facebook, I find that FB friends are passing along helpful and thoughtful “posters” to help deal with self-isolation, to understand why it’s so critically important, … Continue reading

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Looking at how diseases spread using world maps

Understanding diseases and how they spread is a hot topic these days, for obvious reasons.  Let’s take a look at the different ways in which diseases can spread and see if that helps.  In each case, before scientists understood both … Continue reading

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