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Posted on January 23 at 10:58 a.m.
Obsession. Hers and Mr. Riordan's.
On Amy Winehouse: 1983-2011
Posted on September 26 at 4:45 a.m.
On Searching for 200-Year Storms
Posted on September 26 at 4:40 a.m.
May I suggest that the principals take a step or two back, and take a wider look, literally and figuratively. Literally, for example, start by going over to Goleta Beach and looking at the UCSB cliff. The long term picture represented by the soil stratification jumps out at you. Sandy layers, river rocky layers, fertile layers, barren layers. To be sure, strata nearer the front country could potentially be richer because there may be more cycles that didn't reach the current coast represented in the evidence. But the suggestions here would be efficient to follow up.
As another example, years ago as an archeology student at UCSB, I recall training on technique that took place at Devereaux -- our field lab. We raised implements from earlier occupants a meter and more down. They were, I think, from settlements two to six hundred years old. What buried them? The work continued for years.
Moreover, figuratively, take a broader disciplinary perspective. Speak with UCSB's archeologists, or any who have studied the area. Talk with paleobotanists familiar with the area. These scientists' academic work depends on accuracy when it comes to stratification. And numerous hypotheses have been proven or debunked.
Again, the factual evidence and documentation are not obscure. The scientists can point to much in just a conversation, and to more in the literature. There is already a considerable apperceptive base.
Posted on August 1 at 5:10 p.m.
One lesson that should be clear all around is that multi-year labor contracts are a fallacy.
On UC Coalition Rejecting Furloughs, Fees, Pay Cuts
Posted on May 9 at 4:26 p.m.
Whether this is almost game over, or halftime (see next week's weather on weather.com), you have been spectacular. In answer to "What do you call this?" I call it "24/7".
More broadly, and this is for down the line, I suggest that you are exploring the model of the future for print journalism... and doing so in an exemplary fashion that others ought to be watching very closely: Weekly print stories and commentary (and all the other entertainment, travel, dining etc.) and online as need/opportunity present -- 24/7.
In other words, "Watch This Space" for what is likely to survive and thrive in 21st Century journalism.
Or, in a word, "Pulitzer"!!!
On Looking Big, but Acting Smaller
Posted on April 24 at 10:45 a.m.
..."there is no way to spin this as anything other than a frivolous, self-indulgent, destructive, and irresponsible event." To which everyone who reads this will reply, "Yup", whatever their perspective or opinion.
It's too late for the Vice Chancellor's letter, and they know it. That's why it came out over his name, and not Dr. Yang's. The time was last year. The best that UCSB can hope for is no deaths or injuries, a conscientious group of students to clean up, and for it to die its own death in the next couple of years. As a stop-gap, they should have a very large UCSB Police (NOT Sheriffs) presence, a "full-court press", drawing officers from the other campuses. Just be there, with everyone aware of their full mission. Dr. Yang needed to put out the letter and do the right thing, but he also knows that that will not be effective. His name isn't on the letter because he needs room to move.
On UCSB Shoots Out Stern Email Discouraging Floatopia 2
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