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Author Archives: Dan Moutal

Horseshoe Bend

It might be a cliché, but this is MY cliché

Horseshoe Bend Sunset
Horseshoe Bend First Light

Back off!

Back off!
Sandhill Crane – George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Mirror Image

Great Blue Heron – George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Eclipse: The Experience of Totality

Being the path of totality, was one of the most incredible things I have ever witnessed.

The sun's corona during the 2017 total eclise of the sun
The sun’s corona during the 2017 total eclipse of the sun as seen near Madras, Oregon

Tumour Update

On May 16th 2017, I had my 25th and final radiation treatment.

Radiation Machine

The Paris Agreement withdrawal

John Oliver gives a great summary of why Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement makes absolutely no sense

Or as David Roberts puts it:

An agreement cannot be both nonbinding and draconian (Spoiler: Paris is the former)

Early on in the speech, Trump said: “Thus, as of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the nonbinding Paris accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our country.”

This made me laugh out loud when I first heard it.

This is science; it is not something to toy with

It is not something to say I chose not to believe e-mc2; YOU DONT HAVE THAT OPTION!

When you have an established scientific emergent truth, it is true whether or not you belive in it and the sooner you understand that the faster we can get on with the political conversation about how to solve the problems that face us.

I am getting radiated

The hope is that the radiation will stop the growth of my tumour. It wont’t, however, remove it. The success rate is roughly equivalent of the success rate of surgery (90%), and there is a greater chance of not loosing function on the left side of my face and keeping whats left of my hearing in my left ear.