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The Billy Connolly Diet

June 8th, 2013
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After a series of medical wake-up calls for me and those close to me I embarked, in April, on a program of getting healthier.  There’s a thousand books with a thousand diets that all seem about one thousandth as interesting as eating nothing but organically grown free range moss.  There’s no doubting, it’s surprisingly difficult to eat ‘well’ in the context of a busy life in Southern California….but I decided to stick to a diet plan I’d heard described by the Scottish stand-up comic, Billy Connolly.  It’s simple, it’s scientifically proven to work, it’s sustainable - and I can tell you….it works! Read more…

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39 years ago

July 21st, 2008
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July 21st (in this country) 1969 - A human put a boot-print on a place other than Earth.  The Sea of Tranquility, on our moon.   Go outside and look at it.  A big brilliant white ball that hangs in our skies at night.  There’s a small round grey patch, just left of centre, just above the equator.  That is Mare Tranquilitatis.  There, 39 years ago, a man climbed down a ladder, stood, for a moment, on the one of the spacecrafts footpads - stuck the toe of one boot into the grey shadowed soil, then his whole foot, and then picked up his other foot and stood - for the first time - on another body.  He and a colleague spent a few short hours walking around, taking photographs, collecting samples, before climbing back into the spacecraft, launching back into orbit, rendezvousing with their faithful friend, and coming home.

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Carnival of Space 55

May 23rd, 2008
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This is barely a blog at the moment with all my efforts going toward this weekends Mars Live event, but they were kind enough to mention my HiRISE work all the same - plenty of good space related blogness is on this weeks carnival

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