Category Archives: Blogospheria

As Garth would say, “Excellent!”

Top ten list – Excellent! I am honored to have received the Excellent blog award, bestowed after a rigorous screening and review process, and accompanied by a handsome prize consisting of the right to display proudly a small jpeg image … Continue reading

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Friday poetry 2: The American bard

[Editor's note: Walt Whitman -- a cosmos, of Mannahatta the son --  was the first poet that got through to me.  Back in the day, when I was a young Philistine with no sense of art and the sophomoric sense of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Natural Patriot!

Dear friends, colleagues, family members, sparring partners, lost souls, and passers-by, I am proud to say that, as of this day, the Natural Patriot has survived its first perilous year in this world (I’m referring to the blog, not myself.  I … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Blue 8

. . . is now online at “I’m a Chordata, Urochordata“.  Lots of food, sex, death, and more — what’s not to like?!  The history of the COB is written there, including last months’s episode, proudly hosted here by the … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Blue 7

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, and all the ships at sea: The Natural Patriot is honored to present the 7th monthly episode of the Carnival of the Blue, continuing a hallowed tradition initiated just six short moons ago on … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Blue V

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, and all the ships at Sea: The fifth monthly episode of the “Carnival of the Blue“, hosted this time around by Jennifer Jacquet at Shifting Baselines, is now online and features a round-up of the … Continue reading

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You’ve got mail!

Probably quite a bit more than you’d like, in fact. But on the off chance that all that spam in your inbox is getting lonely, you can now dilute it with with something of substance — the Natural Patriot is … Continue reading

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So I’ve been thinkin’ . . .

. . . and it appears that I’ve actually been caught at it by – hot damn! — two separate people.  Kevin Z, fellow in the distinguished company of marine biologists, and keeper of invertebrates at The Other 95%, fingered me with … Continue reading

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Carnival of the Blue III

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and all the ships at Sea: The 3rd monthly installment of the Carnival of the Blue is now online, hosted by Rick Macpherson at Malaria, bedbugs, sea lice and sunsets.  Your one-stop shopping site … Continue reading

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Bloggers for positive global change

I’m proud to say that I’ve been tagged as a “blogger for positive global change” by the venerable blogfish.  This has a slight whiff of a chain-letter phenomenon to it, but hey, I’m game. It’s all part of Web 2.0 … Continue reading

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