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Achenblog: July 24, 2005 - July 30, 2005

Tom's Dumb Question on Coincidences

    From Tom Shroder:     Consider the coincidence. Let's define coincidence as a confluence of events without known connection that nonetheless seem to be connected. My Dumb Question is, how unlikely does a coincidence need to be before...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 29, 2005; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (249)
 
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Earth Running Out of Fish

    Tom is going to contribute another dumb question in a minute, even as I try to write a column about blogging (and note how, even by mentioning that, I'm blogging about columnizing), but in the meantime I noticed...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 29, 2005; 8:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
 
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Space Age Halted by Foam Debris

    Like all Americans I've been studying the high resolution images of the fuel tank as it separated from the orbiter. Incredibly, the Space Age is on the verge of coming to a halt because we can't keep insulating...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 27, 2005; 9:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Memo from the Land of Doom

    The sun barely has the energy to rise. The earth didn't cool in the night, it was 80 degrees at dawn. It feels not so much tropical as tragic. There is nothing worse than realizing early in the...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 27, 2005; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Quarter to midnight at Achenblog

This is Sydney, Joel's editor. I need your help. Joel is using this blog to avoid doing what he's really being paid to do here -- write for the Magazine. I don't know this for sure, but I just can't...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 26, 2005; 5:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
 
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Readin' and Rockin'

    I don't blog anymore. I read. That's what I'm about. I get up and hit the books. I absorb verbiage rather than spew it. There is nothing left to write: All the good sentences have already been written....

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 26, 2005; 8:18 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (124)
 
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Freeloading Up a Storm

    [From Rough Draft, July 24]     I'm writing this from my country house in Middleburg. It's a grand antebellum farmhouse parked on a hill with views of the Blue Ridge and cow pastures and a big field...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 25, 2005; 3:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
 
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Leak Probe: Who's the Target?

    Somewhere along the line the Valerie Plame leak probe became a daily story, something in which every incremental development -- even a new leak from another mysterious source "with close knowledge of the thinking of investigators," and so...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 25, 2005; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (181)
 
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