Marc Valdez

Mark Valdez writes the blog Marc Valdez Weblog: A Dilettante's Uneven Progress - Sacramento area community musical theater (esp. DMTC in Davis), liberal political riffs, Kylie Minogue, Australiana, SW meteorology, hurricanes, and general weirdness.

Web Site: http://marcvaldez.blogspot.com/


So, Maybe They Did Find Amelia Earhart’s Airplane!

Oct 30, 2014

A sheet of aluminum:

Even a piece of metal can get a second chance. In 1991, a group of researchers investigating the disappearance of Amelia Earhart found a sheet of aluminum on the island of Nikumaroro in the Western Pacific. Earhart’s plane, a Model 10 Electra, mysteriously vanished near the island on July 2,...

Interesting Yuba City Signs VI

Oct 30, 2014
Interesting Yuba City Signs VI

Nice Inn Motel.Shooters Paradise.Alice doesn't live here any more. "Feed Me" label crushed into the parking lot pavement at Hometown Buffet.Strange to see this notice on a Burger King.  How could you even enforce such a ban?  Went inside, and...

Interesting Rancho Cordova Signs I

Oct 30, 2014
Interesting Rancho Cordova Signs I

Sadly, it looks like Gold Town - Jewelry and Gold Teeth is no longer operating.Tiger Self-StorageSun Barber.  Lots of Korean influence in Rancho Cordova.  One side effect is interesting names.The RinkSmile Food Market.Titanic Insurance.Higher...

DMTC 2014 Halloween Karaoke And Dance

Oct 30, 2014
DMTC 2014 Halloween Karaoke And Dance


Kylie Minogue – White Diamond [Showgirl Homecoming Tour]

Oct 30, 2014

Because she's awesome!

Various Helpful Astronomy Videos

Oct 29, 2014

Used these in my class....

That Damned Streak Is Still There

Oct 29, 2014
That Damned Streak Is Still There

Not happy about that.

Sacramento Choral Society – Stained Glass Concert

Oct 26, 2014
Sacramento Choral Society – Stained Glass Concert

Before the concert.Reception room after the concert.Last year's Christmas concert (featuring Guest Artist Tevye Ditter) is now for sale (although not yet in their online store).

Tracking Down The Iraqi Cash

Oct 25, 2014

The single stupidest action of the Bush Administration was carrying out this staggeringly-stupid idea. Stuart Bowen is to be deeply-and-endlessly thanked for all his hard work here (but, of course, no one in government will ever do so):

WASHINGTON — Not long after American forces defeated the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein in 2003,...

Mars – Once Wet; Now Dry

Oct 25, 2014
Mars – Once Wet; Now Dry

Checking in on the MAVEN mission, finding an artist's conception of what a once-watery Mars might have looked like.

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