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The full mole crab experience

(August 16, 2018) If you are like millions of others, you often wonder what it's like to be a Pacific mole crab (Emerita analoga). I'm capitalizing on this trend with my Mole Crab...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Aug. 16, 2018

(August 16, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): "The prettier the garden, the dirtier the hands of the gardener," writes aphorist B. E. Barnes. That'll be especially applicable to you in the coming weeks....

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HumBug: A Mixed Bag of Beauties

(August 12, 2018) It's getting late in the season, the time when all the insects that overwintered as eggs have hatched, grown through their larval stages and are now wearing their adult...

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Vlad, Vampires and Dracula

(August 9, 2018) Don't think it's easy being a vampire. Apart from the mundane sunlight/holy wafer/cross-in-your-face/spike-through-your-heart issues, you've got to deal with the fact that blood is toxic. A few teaspoons won't hurt...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Aug. 9, 2018

(August 9, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Palestinian American writer Susan Abulhawa writes that in the Arab world, to say a mere "thank you" is regarded as spiritless and ungenerous. The point of...

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Dead or Alive

(August 2, 2018) Beetles, Weevils and Dragonflies A recent walk along the Van Duzen River yielded a couple of interesting things. The only dragonfly I saw was a flame skimmer (Libellula saturata). This...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Aug. 2, 2018

(August 2, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): I predict that August will be a Golden Age for you. That's mostly very good. Golden opportunities will arise, and you'll come into possession of lead...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of July 26, 2018

(August 1, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be extra polite and deferential. Cultivate an exaggerated respect for the status quo. Spend an inordinate amount of time watching dumb TV shows while eating junk...

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HumBug: Beetles and Weevils and Dragonflies

(July 29, 2018) A recent walk along the Van Duzen River yielded a couple of interesting things. The only dragonfly I saw was a flame skimmer (Libellula saturata). This is the brightest...

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The Roots of Homeopathy

(July 26, 2018) Sometimes topics for this column fall, unbidden, into my lap. Such was the case during our recent trip to Romania, where we'd booked a room in the heart of old...

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HumBug: Underfoot

(July 22, 2018) On a recent walk through a local redwood grove, my young companion, knowing I'm interested in bugs, pointed out a beetle on the path. It was dead and, although...

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Judge Finds Animal Cruelty Case Against Rancher Can Proceed to Trial

(August 17, 2018) A Humboldt County Superior Court judge has ruled there is enough evidence for local rancher Raymond Christie to stand trial on charges related to his treatment of animals and...

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Report Finds Firefighter Killed in Carr Fire Tornado; Smoke Impacts Continue

(August 16, 2018) With wildfires continuing to scorch the West, the resulting smoke is continuing to have an impact on air quality in Humboldt County that ranges from good to unhealthy depending...

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Photos from the Lantern Floating Ceremony

(August 14, 2018) The Saturday morning lantern-making workshop on the Arcata Plaza was busy with people of all ages making lanterns with personalized remembrances or social commentary for that evening’s 36th annual...

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