Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bradley Manning being moved from Quantico to Fort Leavenworth

Pfc Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking Government secrets, is being moved from the Marine Corps brig at Quantico to an Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, perhaps as early as Wednesday April 20th.  For details, see for instance the … Continue reading

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What happened 150 years ago at Fort Sumter, South Carolina?

The very first shots of the American Civil War were fired 150 years ago – April 12th, 1861, at Fort Sumter, which is very close to Charleston. Union troops occupied this island fort after South Carolina seceded in December 1960. Confederate soldiers … Continue reading

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Seattle at Night, April 2011

I have some blogs posts waiting to be put into words, but am busy  getting the next issue of the SIGIR Forum ready.  Meanwhile here are a few pictures I took yesterday, at ISO 3200, no processing. I like the ripples of light on … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms, University of Washington, Seattle

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Alexander McCall Smith in Seattle: On being born in multiple places, kindness to authors, Mwa Ramotswe and other matters

  Alexander McCall Smith in Seattle, April 2011 My wife and I got to see one of our favorite authors at the Seattle Public Library on Friday, April 1st. Alexander McCall Smith, author of several series of books, including the … Continue reading

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