P J Evans

P J Evans

  • Commented on Too Many Thoughts About Genre
    Some grasses have seeds so heavy, and so close to the ground, that they pretty much would only get distributed by being caught in hooves or by being eaten and processed by the owners of the hooves. Those grasses tend...
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    It would be interesting to find out how the California tarweed got to Hawaii millions of years ago and evolved into silverswords....
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    We had some of those, too. Galvanized washtub, sand and rocks on the bottom, plants at or near the surface, and a school of mosquitofish happily living in the water, even when it got a quarter-inch of ice on top...
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    Cattail fluff can blow farther than a few feet - my parents got cattails coming up in their turtle pond (for the box turtles, which don't swim at all). The pond was at least a hundred yards from any place...
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    I saw one on Tumblr yesterday: a bald eagle being released; after a couple of seconds you see a white head pop up, just enough to see over the side, and then whoosh! the eagle comes out with the wings...
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    I've watched white pelicans and turkey vultures take off. Turkey vultures can do it without a running start, because they jump into the air and sweep their wings down at the same time - more wing for their mass. White...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    There are places where they put greenhouses, or plant nurseries, under power-transmission lines....
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    Some taste like cinnamon....
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    They can be tried when they leave office. (They're only exempt while in office.)...
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    I nuke them for about three minutes, sometimes add pepper, and eat them as finger food. But I don't have the super-taster gene. Overcooked cabbage is bad, but I've met steamed (and otherwise cooked) that was delicious. I did, yesterday,...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I have sourdough starter going back to 1978. It will curl your tastebuds, but it makes excellent waffles (and bread)....
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    They had "statements of protection" available. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/naturalization/405-seamen-protection-certificates.pdf...
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    The problem comes in when someone who's confirmed by the senate leaves the position: one of the reasons there are so many "acting" heads and deputies is that Trmp can't find people who can be confirmed - and even Moscow...
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    It's just like leaving the copyrights to a foundation. Which, AFAIK, is perfectly legal....
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    reading the post got me to buy it right now....
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    He's getting a lot of verbal pushback (and not much support, outside of his fans), because one thing most people know is that that's a war crime. And quite a few of us would send that entire lot to the...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    If you're in a rural area, put in a windbreak on the appropriate side(s) of the lot. The best ones have at least three rows: something like sandplums for low-level protection on the outside while the trees are getting established,...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    My parents were told, when they moved to west Texas, that there was usually a freeze around Easter, so wait till after that to plant the garden. (It's also usually quite windy in April and May, in that area. Plowing...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Your lord only got your children if you died while they were minors (if you were a peasant, he probably wouldn't bother). Then they became his *wards*, and he was responsible for their welfare. The entire "noctis primis" bit is...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    She was also a cheerleader for the Iraq invasion. She bought every lie that she was told about it....
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    As far as what Suleimani was doing in Baghdad - apparently he was there to pick up and relay a message to Tehran, a proposal to cool things down with the Saudis. That's what the Iraqi government is saying, and...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I understand Tr*mp was walking around Mar-al-Ego early this last week telling people that something big was going to happen in the ME. And Lockheed stock went up markedly on Thursday. Many of us were Not Surprised, but we would...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    My father saw an early German jet trying to take off, at Pax River around 1946, with a pilot (who may have been too heavy for the plane). He said it barely cleared the fence, went into the wooded overrun,...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    One of my uncles left the "oil bidness" for farming, back in the early 1970s. He wanted land in southeast Kansas, but it was unaffordable then, so he ended up in west Texas, south of the Panhandle. He went broke...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    DR DOS 8.0 on mine. And I have my father's old NEC Pinwriter - wide-carriage. With about 11 unused ribbon cartridges. (Ghu knows what shape they're in. He died in 1994.)...
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    I found a copy of Pagemaker in a to-be-recycled bin at work. So of course I snagged it. If it's DOS, I can run it. (There's also a DOS version of Excel. That's a lesser problem.) ...Recycling was interesting: books,...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I took mine for the final ride when I found she'd lost four pounds - half her normal body weight - over two months, and was little more than skin and bones, sitting hunched over like she was in pain....
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    It's the 1924 film version, not the original....
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    They could go for recording Tr*mp's phone calls, and then threatening to release the recordings to the House committees (Intelligence, in particular) that are handling impeachment. Tr*mp's properties would be another reasonable target - just make the threats, and watch...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    It was a military-style private school, the kind where they send boys who aren't otherwise teachable, not something like an actual prep school for the military. AFAICT, Himself learned very little that was useful - he's been convinced that he's...
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