Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
"Dolly the sheep was successfully cloned in 1996 by fusing the nucleus from a mammary-gland cell of a Finn Dorset ewe into an enucleated egg cell taken from a Scottish Blackface ewe. Carried to term in the womb of another Scottish Blackface ewe, Dolly was a genetic copy of the Finn Dorset ewe."
I love meat.....I mean I really do. And I love milk, but I can't help but believe that messing around this way with the creation of living creatures will have unintended consequences in the generations to come that are frightening to imagine. Maybe I'll think about becoming a vegetarian!
A recent Washington Post article about the coming FDA approval can be found at:
Stories from the March 10, 1997 issue of Time Magazine shown above can be found at:
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
The Pacific Northwest, as we call it here, is located in the northwesternmost corner of the continental United States. Washington State has two distinct climates. Seattle, located on Puget Sound (a salt water inland arm of the Pacific Ocean), is between two high mountain ranges located to the east and west, the Olympics (an accreted range) and the Cascades (a volcanic range). Seattle benefits from the warm breezes and jet stream current from the Pacific Ocean, and this keeps the snow at bay here in the lowlands between the mountain ranges most of the time. Eastern Washington's climate is similar to the midwest and the Great Plains....very cold winters with substantial snow. Spokane is Washington's major eastern city. Though it seldom snows here, I've included a photo of my neighborhood taken last winter, when we got about four major snowfalls right here in Seattle!!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
After learning that Dan Fogelberg had passed away on December 16th I was searching for some of his music on YouTube. I found a YouTube contributor who makes her own videos to music that she enjoys, and they are delightful and very artistic. Here's a link to her YouTube page: