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Marc Valdez Weblog
Graced By "Traffic Conflict" Over Burque

Aug 22, 2016

Landing in Albuquerque was fun. The pilot did a low altitude tour of the city, but was forced to abort the approach and fly directly over the Sunport due to a "traffic conflict". Then we did the tour again at an even lower altitude!

Marc Valdez Weblog
The Murder of the Tea Party – RIP

Aug 22, 2016

An inside job:

As we watch the Republican Party tear itself to shreds over Donald Trump, perhaps it’s time to take note of another conservative political phenomenon that the GOP nominee has utterly eclipsed: the Tea Party. The Tea Party movement is pretty much dead now, but it didn’t die a natural death. It...

Marc Valdez Weblog
El Chapo’s Son Among Group Kidnapped From La Leche

Aug 22, 2016

On our 2010 cruise to Mexico's western coast, I was comforted knowing the area was under the imperial sway of El Chapo's Sinaloa Cartel, the world's most powerful criminal organization. Tourists were generally safe. There was order and a sense of normality.

The kidnapping of El Chapo's son in Puerto Vallarta this week may...

The Blue Muse
Academic job hunting: Unicorn status

Aug 20, 2016
Academic job hunting: Unicorn status

Last year, I felt like I’d just won the lottery. (If the lottery involved seven years of graduate study and three cycles of churning out 100+ page job applications by the dozen.) This year, I feel like a magical unicorn. My experience on the academic job market is not unique. Despite …

Rubys Musings
A Weekend Getaway

Aug 18, 2016

Some days you just have to getaway  *sorry this is a day late, had doctors appointment that lasted a lot longer than I expected. A few months ago hubby came home and told me he bought a hotel package for The Peppermill Resort up in Reno, wh...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Purple Googly-Eyed Cuttlefish

Aug 16, 2016

Fun!:

A team of scientists exploring the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast have come across a creature that looks like it could be part of a “Pokemon Go” game.

The purple, googly-eyed animal — which according to scientists aboard the exploration ship E/V Nautilus looks like a cross between an octopus and a...

Marc Valdez Weblog
It’s A Small World

Aug 16, 2016
It’s A Small World

I read about the terrible kidnapping of 16 people from a fancy restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, then wondered if I might have any pictures of the restaurant from 2010, when I went down on a cruise as part of the wedding party for Mark Mill and La...

Marc Valdez Weblog
2016 DMTC Teen Dessert Cabaret

Aug 16, 2016

And numerous other videos....

Marc Valdez Weblog
Pals

Aug 16, 2016

Fabulously-rich, totally-politically-connected people. Potentially a very dangerous combo:

Surprise, surprise! Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka and the ex-wife of Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch and current girlfriend of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, Wendi Deng Murdoch, are best buddies who just went on a lavish vacation together. Might that explain Fox News’s unbelievably...

Marc Valdez Weblog
Hulk Dance

Aug 16, 2016


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