Category Archives: discursive detours

Sick in Time for the Weekend: Could be Worse, or Better

The situation could be worse. I’m home, and don’t feel all that sick. On the other hand, averaging the Minnesota Department of Health and Mayo Clinic Self-Assessment services, I’m either just below needing to check with a doctor. Or just … Continue reading

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Beirut Blast: Ammonium Nitrate and Human Nature

Update (August 12, 2020) “Beirut port resumes partial operations a week after explosion” Al Jazeera (August 12, 2020) “…According to Lebanon’s caretaker economy minister, the port is now operating to unload vessels for merchants. “‘There are 12 cranes out of … Continue reading

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Crew Dragon Demo-2 Returning

Update August 2, 2020 3:30 p.m. They’re back. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley rode Crew Dragon Endeavour down to the Gulf of Mexico, off the Pensacola coast. They’re on SpaceX recovery shop GO Navigator, headed back to Florida. Bob … Continue reading

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Mars 2020 Mission Launched

I watched NASA’s Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter take off at 6:50 this morning, 11:50 UTC. (July 30, 2020) If I heard coverage of the launch correctly, it wasn’t perfect. The Atlas V took off a few milliseconds early. A … Continue reading

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