Sunk Cost Fallacy

Sunk Cost Fallacy

(June 30, 2016) "Every garage sale is a funeral for someone's sunk costs." — David McRaney How do I deceive me? Let me count the ways ... number one would be my belief...

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Just Holler, 'Pull!'

An afternoon at the trap and skeet range

(June 23, 2016) The sun is shining as I tuck my Subaru into the row of jumbo pick-up trucks inhabiting the parking lot of the Humboldt Trap and Skeet Range. A distant...

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Eaten Alive

By insects and plants

(June 23, 2016) Scary Scenarios If you like the Alien movies, you'll love the solitary wasp. Take one of my favorites, Eumenes, the potter wasp. She flies up and down tiny branches,...

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Lassic Peaks, Lassik Band

(June 16, 2016) Straddling Humboldt's eastern border with Trinity County, the three peaks known collectively as the Lassics on the edge of the Mount Lassic Wilderness make for some fine nearby hiking. First,...

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Homegrown Gazpacho

(June 16, 2016) I spent almost a year living in Granada, Spain. The whole city is filled with gardens. Figs and pomegranates grow as weeds; Mediterranean climate at its very best. And...

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E-Cigarettes vs. Tobacco

(June 2, 2016) In the time it takes to read this sentence, seven seconds after inhaling either a regular or an electronic cigarette, molecules of nicotine link up with receptor molecules in the...

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Gardening Grab Bag

What's new and cool in the gardening world

(June 2, 2016) Every spring, the gardening world explodes with an almost overwhelming array of new plants, books, tools and techniques. While most of it isn't cool enough to bother with (do we...

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The Good Old Days?

(May 19, 2016) Writing about 700 BC, the Greek poet Hesiod waxed nostalgic for "the good old days" as he imagined them: "They lived as if they were gods, their hearts free...

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Mmm, Melons!

How to get a good harvest in a marginal climate

(May 19, 2016) If you're a North Coast gardener and you feel like melons are easy to grow, please, message me! I want to learn your methods. I have found this crop to...

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Water Boys

Paddling prodigies Cory Soll and Nate Ferguson

(May 12, 2016) We launched from the beach in Trinidad in a motley assortment of watercrafts. Twelve-year-old Nate Ferguson was paddling his sit-on-top fishing kayak and 14-year-old Cory Soll was in a touring...

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Cash, Plastic or Bitcoin?

(May 5, 2016) When he encountered the Great Khan's paper money in China around 1260, explorer Marco Polo was astonished at the ready acceptance of what we now call "fiat money," i.e. currency...

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in our blogs...

Party for the Parks

(June 28, 2016) The former log deck of the California Redwood Company located just north of Orick, once covered with stacks of huge old-growth redwood logs, was filled on Sunday with the...

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HumBug: Water Babies

(June 26, 2016) One of the most remarkable things about many insects is their ability to completely change their lifestyles through the process of metamorphosis. Like us, the most primitive insects start...

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Rat Infestation Leads to Finger Pointing as Ray's Leaves Hoopa

(June 26, 2016) A rodent infestation and a nasty public spat over who’s at fault have combined to close the Hoopa Valley’s only grocery store. The problem first crept into public view last...

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