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Wet August Wraps Up Cool, Wet Summer in Illinois

Highlights: The 12th wettest August in Illinois finishes out the 10th wettest summer on record. While August was slightly warmer than average, the summer was cooler than average. 302 more words

Climate Monitoring

Mind the step

A long time ago, standing talking with a group of friends at the bottom of a flight of stairs, I witnessed what I still consider to be one of the coolest/funniest incidents I have ever seen. 150 more words


More popular than I thought

Everything seems so busy this week! I shouldn’t actually be writing now, but writing is presently my favorite way to start the day, so humph… 151 more words


It's time to air the rest of Hello Kitty's sordid past

Last week, the Los Angeles Times published the earth-shattering revelation that Hello Kitty, flagship character for the Japanese kawaii (cuteness) mogul Sanrio, is not a cat but rather “a little girl.” Or so stated a Sanrio rep, who presumably would know. 801 more words


So it’s back into the swing of things as semester 2 is well underway. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is drowning in assessments at the moment! 193 more words