Thursday, August 23, 2012

back in the paper

Another Register Star article, so another blog entry, if you click there you'll get my response.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

ny times singles out Zack Marshall of Philmont

"I single out Miarden Jackson and Zack Marshall. The blithe grace with which Mr. Jackson delivered an air somersault and many dance phrases was marvelous. The rosy-cheeked Mr. Marshall has brilliance of footwork that often matches Mr. Hanna’s, but better yet is his effortless, through-the-body wavelike response to music — in one simple marking step, a curve passed up his body like a ripple."

Congrats Zack! Here's the link.

Friday, August 17, 2012

tci meeting in west ghent

I recommend Sam Pratt's blog and Gosspis of Rivertown to follow this story. Sam's blog will certainly have links to the Times Union Green blog and other spots at the Times Union, as they have been covering the story well too.

Monday, August 13, 2012

my novel is available

After 4 years, my historical novel is available, JUBA. Set in the Roman Empire, the story of the search for the sons of the Christian martyrs of Carthage, up the Nile, into Ethiopia. $15. Let me know what you think.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Sunshine on the Hudson, the Podcast

Sunshine on the Hudson, first PODCAST

Here is the first edition. Have a listen. Listen to Republican Congressman Chris Gibson say that Barack Obama is okay with the drone strikes and that congress has oversight over the program... But others say there is no oversight. Who's right?

Then we get to Sleepergate update with phone calls.

Better production values in the future!

Thank you Mr. Gibson: full interview.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

it's on fire

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PCBs also have shown toxic and mutagenic effects by interfering with hormones in the body. PCBs, depending on the specific congener, have been shown to both inhibit and imitate estradiol, the main sex hormone in females. Imitation of the estrogen compound can feed estrogen-dependent breast cancer cells, and possibly cause other cancers, such as uterine or cervical. Inhibition of estradiol can lead to serious developmental problems for both males and females, including sexual, skeletal, and mental development issues.