Connections Quiz

Connections Quiz

(October 18, 2018) Short attention span? Perfect, we understand each other. Each of these "connections" will take no more than 18 seconds to read. That's supposed to be the average duration of our...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Oct. 18, 2018

(October 18, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Humraaz is a word in the Urdu language. Its literal meaning is "secret sharer." It refers to a confidante, a person in whom you have full...

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HumBug: Creepy, Cute and Unusual

(October 14, 2018) Looking closely at more crawling critters than most folks, you'd think I'd get used to them. But there is one critter that still holds a Class 4 creep factor...

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Beach Bonfire, Meteors and the Milky Way

(October 11, 2018) In early to mid-August each year, the remnants of comet Swift-Tuttle's passage rain down through our atmosphere in a spectacular show called the Perseid meteor shower. During its peak this...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Oct. 11, 2018

(October 11, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): In his book The Snow Leopard, Peter Matthiessen describes his quest to glimpse the elusive and rarely seen creature in the Himalayas. "Its uncompromising yellow eyes,...

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10 Rules for Living in a Yurt

(October 11, 2018) When my husband and I arrived in Humboldt a year ago, like many newcomers, we struggled to find a place. We spent weeks in $100-a-night slum-o motels while looking for...

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You're No Mola

(October 11, 2018) Evolutionary history" is probably a terrible phrase to begin a lighthearted natural history story with. But maybe if I throw in live fish disc golf, that will keep your...

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HumBug: The Girls of Autumn

(October 7, 2018) If spring is the season of butterflies, autumn must be the season of spiders. A short walk across some brushy terrain yielded several dozen spiders of at least half...

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Hunters and Gatherers

(October 4, 2018) Two Killers and a Charmer With the insect season winding down, the imported species of praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) are now mature and can occasionally be seen flying. Insects only...

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Free Will Astrology

Week of Oct. 4, 2018

(October 4, 2018) ARIES (March 21-April 19): Electra is an action-packed story written by ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. It features epic characters taking drastic action in response to extreme events. In contrast to...

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HumBug: A Dead Crane Fly and a Strange Nursery

(September 30, 2018) I grew up calling them “mosquito catchers.” Other folks know them as daddy longlegs (a name also used for Opiliones,a type of arachnid) or mosquito hawks. More properly they...

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Interior Department Moves on Offshore Wind, RCEA's Application Remains in the Mix

(October 18, 2018) The U.S. Interior Department announced this morning that it is officially beginning the process of looking for companies interested in developing offshore wind farms along the California coast. The...

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North Coast Night Lights: Milky Way Over Kneeland Snow

(October 17, 2018) I was enwombed in a place of dreamlike comfort and warmth. In the honey hum of perfect slumber, I was suspended in the vibrations of the universe. Dreaming of...

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UPDATE: NWS: Increased Risk of Sneaker Waves Today

(October 17, 2018) The Nation Weather Service has issued a warning about hazardous beach conditions in the region today with surf expected to be in the 9- to 11-foot range and an increased...

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