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I'm a beekeeper and homesteader living on the bank of the Rio Grande in southern New Mexico. I used to be a planetary astronomer.

Groups: New Mexico Kossaks

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Diaries published: 9 (135 days since last diary on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 01:23 PM PST)

Comments posted: 253 (21 days since last comment on Thu May 07, 2015 at 10:50 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 258

Total Comment Ratings: 241

Most Recommended Diary: Slouching Our Way to Antitopia -- Musings on New Buffalo Commune and the Counterculture, 116 comments, 70 recommends

People Following soarbird: 13

soarbird's Most Recent Diaries:

After reading Brahman Colorado's "An Ancient Forest" diary posted on Dec. 28, I have been inspired to post the following essay I wrote several years ago:
by soarbird
Comment Count 52 comments on Wed Jan 14, 2015 at 01:23 PM PST with 36 Recommends
It’s easy to have hypotheses when you’re not a professional scientist – you just spew them out, and there they are. Sort of like how the Federal Reserve creates money and then loans it to us.
by soarbird
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 11:23 AM PST with 3 Recommends
1. The Gift Goes Out One cold January evening (Jan. 13, 1988 to be exact), my neighbor Bob Clark and I were up in the Truth or Consequences, NM area moving some beehives. It’s lonely in the ...
by soarbird
Comment Count 33 comments on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM PST with 49 Recommends
I notice memoirs from time to time on DKos. Here's my contribution.
by soarbird
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Nov 25, 2013 at 09:03 AM PST with 31 Recommends
Reading Fishgrease's latest diary reminded me of the usefulness of profanity in everyday discourse. I remembered the essay my son, soarfledgling, wrote about the subject several years ago when he ...
by soarbird
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 10:43 AM PST with 10 Recommends
For quite some time I've been asking myself the question, "Why did the bright promise of the 60s turn out so terribly wrong?" Why was the back-to-the-land movement such a failure? As one of the few ...
by soarbird
Comment Count 116 comments on Mon Dec 03, 2012 at 12:32 PM PST with 70 Recommends

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