Latest Things…



This is the place where I can put the latest “goin’s ons” in my life…. random things that I find interesting,and keep track of updates to the website.





Thursday, May 28th, 2009


I heard today, on NPR about how much bacteria is normally found on the human body.

“The human body contains 10 times as many bacterial cells as it does human cells.”

I think this is pretty amazing fact. considering that there may be as many as 100 trillion cells in the human body.

to put it in perspective that is 1,000,000,000,000,000 bacterial cells on the skin of every one of the 6 billion or so humans on the earth…

Here is a link to the researcher that has genotyped the microflora present on about 20 places on the human body.

The National Institute of Health is doing something similar to the Human Genome Project called the The Human MicroBiome Project

This has many implications for health and disease. I found it fascinating.


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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009


I learned to day that France has over 80% of it’s electricity from nuclear power.

They are trying to limit their dependence on imported oil and coal. I wonder what the stats are for the U.S.?


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Wednesday, May 20th, 2009


Another peregrine falcon webcam from here

Active : March – May

Sherburne County Plant, Becker, MN


Bald eagle webcam

click here to read more…


Barn Owls from here


Eagle nest near Lake Washington, Washington State. More Info here

Red-tailed Hawk nest from here .


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Tuesday, May 19th, 2009


This is a webcam of a peregrine falcon eyrie near Boise, Idaho. 3 young falcons hatched only a few days ago. You can find daily updates here.


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Monday, May 11th, 2009


Today in Neuroscience I learned that Myelin (the covering or insulative layer over axons) is a mammalian invention that greatly increases the speed of propagation of electrical signals along axons.

Birds for example, would not have myelin. I wonder if they have any similar covering at all ???


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Sunday May 10th, 2009


Today I learned that my website was worth money, lol

My site is worth $1357.8.
How much is yours worth?


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Thursday, April 30th, 2009


I had to repair the photo gallery.

I had some database issues. I need to upload more photos as I time permits.

You can access it here

I also fixed the contact page.


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Thursday, April 9th, 2009


In Neuroscience I learned that:
There are around 100 billion* neurons in the human nervous system and perhaps 10 times that many glial cells.

If you could count one neuron per second, and took no breaks for anything, it would take you more than 3000 years to count 100 billion neurons!


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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008


I went to the second day of classes. I am getting a sense of how much reading I am supposed to do and how much I will actually be able to do… Still have a lot of books and supplies to get for anatomy lab.

Thankfully it is mostly introductions this first week. I do have work due tomorrow which is crazy..

I saw a cool video in Biochem


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Monday, September 22nd, 2008


I started my first day of classes at Bastyr.

It is super exciting, a lot of work, and expensive $$$.

I am really enjoying having something new to learn about. I find myself sort of unprepared and completely a virgin in most of my subjects.

My books have been ordered on and are arriving this week. My financial aid came in and so I can actually pay for medical school… Ahhhh

I learned that something called Arnica is used for bruises and scrapes etc… and it usually gives very rapid results.. I will search around for some info on this.


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Wednesday, February 27th 2008


I added some videos to the site.

Goshawks on crows, pigeons, ducks…

Duck Hawking

Dog toungues

Hawk Bath

The Coopers Hawk: a Day in training

Falconry and Training

The Redtail: as trained by an apprentice


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Wednesday, April 25th 2007


I added pictures of gremlin, focus and a goshawk I raised when they were 2-4 weeks old to the site. I also added some more coppermine photos. I also spent some time figuring out the rest of my site and getting it working again from the Hacker attack….


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Sunday, April 22nd, 2007


Today my site was “hacked” by some turkish “hackers”…

It was only down for a day but it was still pretty aggravating. They took advantage of a security breach in the DNS and referred my page to them instead of

Bastards 😉

I also added a coppermine photogallery which can be viewed here


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Thursday, April 19th 2007


Added videos on Falconry Page, link to 2006 season in Christmas valley and added a few photos in the about me section.


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Sunday, April 15th, 2007


Added some more pictures and updated various sections.


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Wedneday, March 29th 2007


My grandma died today. I was really upset and sad. The funeral was in Florida. I unfortunatley could not attend but sent my love along with my parents. They said it was very stressful. I cannot express how I felt. I am sorry I couldn’t or didn’t spend more time with her… I will miss ya grandma!!!


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February 11th, 2007


Finished up hunting with the female goshawk and put her up for the molt. I have to add a feeding chute to her mews as well as clean and update it for the summer. I do not yet know what I am going to do with the male gos yet. I may keep him on a perch or build another chamber. Any way I do it I will keep him hunting for a little while now. Unfortunately with the end of the hunting season I have to get back to the real world. In particular I need to make some cash and figure out my next step. For the immediate future I think I will be working at home helping out with some renovations and yard work (today I cut down 5 trees) after that i hope to finish up the Jackrabbit surveys and then maybe look at a job in a biotech lab while I study for grad exams. Who knows??? 😉


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February 4th, 2007


Took a trip down to the cotrells place for a week or so and had a blast. What a great end of the season hunting trip.


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January 20th, 2007


Hunting trip to Baker’s place for Pheasants. Bad weather and smart birds made this trip especially hard.


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December 27th, 2006


I will be leaving to Europe for 12 days!!! Speaking of which I need to get my passport 😉


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December 16th, 2006


Updated site and added some information to my profile


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December 2nd, 2006


Started to make my site on my free time…


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November 23rd, 2006


NAFA meet in Kearney Nebraska


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