Monthly Archives: May 2014

Rio Negro meeting Rio Solimões

The meeting of the waters is the place where the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimões meet to form the Amazon. The rivers are very different. The Rio Negro is mostly black with a pH of black coffee. The Solimões … Continue reading

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On the river

It is maybe wiser to avoid the forest floor, but the river is another story.  I understand that there are also piranha, caiman and snakes in the water, but it seems peaceful and if you stay in the boat it … Continue reading

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Walking in the Amazon jungle

The jungle walk was familiar enough to make me long for the forests of home and different enough that I knew I was not at home anymore. The forest here is wet, literally dripping with dew and humidity all the … Continue reading

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Monkeys are inherently funny

Although they make a big deal about presenting the operation as a scientific endeavor, the monkeys are not really wild and they essentially perform for tourists. When they put out the fruit, the monkeys come. It is interesting to see … Continue reading

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Rio Negro in Amazon basin

The boys and I spent the last week in the Amazon forest. It was a good time & probably the last time any of us will be in this place. We stayed at the EcoPark, about an hour and a … Continue reading

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Let’s not meet about it

I have failed in my admittedly quixotic quest to limit meetings and protect time. My goal was to limit time spent in meetings, eliminate many meetings altogether and just say no to just being there. have learned (confirmed) to my … Continue reading

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From Facebook: Hagia Sophia

This is especially for John Jasik, given his interest in Turkey. It was a church for nearly 1000 years and then became a mosque. I don’t really care who controls it, but they should take better care of it. I … Continue reading

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I read a story today about a smart kid, son of African immigrants, who got accepted to all the Ivy League schools.  I wonder why he applied to all, but no matter, this is a great story. The media is … Continue reading

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