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Last week I celebrated my own anniversary of solar orbits completed, and this week I am celebrating the seventh anniversary of this here blog. SEVEN YEARS. Seems sort of crazy, but there you are. The title refers to the total number of posts that I’ve made over that time. Again, sort of crazy. It has…

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Everyday is Scraturday

Okay, I admit it. I look sometimes. That’s right. I will – on occasion — click over to my “site stats” page to see how many views a certain post might have received. Is that really so bad? Do I need to change my name to BlogVanity? I hope not. Anyway, I like to think…

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As a scientist, I’ve done lots of experiments. Some of them go on for a long time. But today, it’s time to think back on an experiment that I started six years ago: this blog. I started during a time when a lot of people were getting on the blogging bandwagon. I joined the now-defunct…

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Paolo

As I was scanning my facebook feed this morning, I found an unexpected and sad announcement that a former vox-neighbor and blogger-friend, Paolo Presta, had died. Paolo was an Italian who lived near Toronto and wrote the blog “How We Eat”. He was a vibrant advocate of slow food and healthy eating. Though most of…

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If last weekend was my birthday, this past weekend also marked another significant milestone at The Aerie: this blog turned five. Wow, I guess now it’s getting ready to go to blog-kindergarten. I always like to take this time to review the State of the Blog. In general, I think the State of the Blog…

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Plus Side

So, the other day I got an invitation to “field test” Google+, the latest attempt for a social networking platform by Google and pretty widely thought of to be a direct Facebook competitor. Now, I wasn’t sure that between Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that I really needed another platform for networking, but I’m a Gmail…

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Thanks a Million

Well, more like “Thanks Ten Thousand” but that sounds sort of weird. One of the nice things about the move to wordpress is being able to get a quick snapshot of your page-stats on the “dashboard”.  Yesterday, I noticed that the number of comments here was about to do an odometer “rollover” to 10,000.  …

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