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Reposting my (long) since Iโ€™ve migrated to a new instance.

My career at BJC HealthCare / BJH included ; ; ; ; ; ; research; lots of administrative stuff.

Former editor BJH Tool Book on the platform.

Still doing human research review with the and studies review with the at .

In addition to science, I believe in democracy, the important role of journalism, and a round Earth.

My language learning journey started in jr. high school with , attempting to self-learn it from a public library book and short-wave radio. My and are passable. My and are fading. Still a beginner at . is a slow death for me, but / budo and culture keeps me engaged. Putinโ€™s war crimes convinced me to start learning .

Russian sparked my interest in history and to volunteer for the St. Louis-Samara Committee, for which Iโ€™ve hosted Russian medical and cultural delegates in my home.

In 2010, my language and Cold War interests combined with my hospitalโ€™s changing ETO retention policy got me to travel more internationally. In 2015, I completed my original travel goal of going to the last 5 Communist countries. In order of visit: , , , , .

My country count so far is only 33. Hoping to grow that during retirement. My 3 most remote places: Pyongyang and the DMZ, ; the Eastern Highlands of ; and Bayan-Ulgii, . Still need to visit 2 more continents - Antarctica and Africa. Iโ€™ve been to 42 US states, including AK and HI.

I became a photographer early in my travels. My kit is a 5DM3, EF 16-35 mm; f2.8, and EF 70-200 mm f2.8 and 14 Pro Max.

Currently, drawn to international . Iโ€™ve hauled my heavy glass to photograph the Sing Sing (PNG); Kazakh golden eagle hunters (Mongolia), Aboriginal singers at the Festival (Alice Springs, ) and Yabusame / mounted archers (Nikko, ).

If you got this far, thanks for reading all of this. Here to learn, be social and feed my wide variety of interests.


This hunter surprised the hell out of me by standing next to me as I photographed the competitors at the 20th anniversary of the Golden Eagle Festival. Taken at the base of the Altai Mountains, just outside Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia, about 100 miles/160 km from the nearly intersecting borders of Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and China. October 8, 2019

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็›ธๅฏพๆ€ง็†่ซ–ใ€‚"Theory of relativity" I moved the camera and umbrella at the same time and took a panning shot.#followfriday #cyberpunk #photography

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And Guangzhou leaders dramatically removed their masks at the press conference to show Zero-COVID is over and there's nothing to worry about. FFS๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

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@Rousse @emptywheel @rubicon
Thanks again. Great catch!

Lots of journalists have Mastodon accounts. However, many of them are inactive. There are also journalists who crosspost That is, automatically copy their tweets to Mastodon. This is a short list of journalists active directly on Mastodon.

The list will be added to periodically as other journalists hit their stride over here๐Ÿ™‚ .

For a big list of journalists you can search through here >>>


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My twitter followers are jumping ship. My engagement is dropping rapidly. They changed the algorithm to force feed me right wing accounts. And white supremacy, Islamophobia, & antisemitism on Twitter are being defended as valid points of view.

By contrast this Mastodon community is igniting robust dialogue, respectful disagreement, and offers little comfort to racists and bigots.

This is what Twitter couldโ€™ve been, and Iโ€™m really hopeful this is what Mastodon continues to be. Thank you all.โค๏ธโœŠ๐Ÿฝ

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Breaking News: Hate speech on Twitter has jumped since Elon Musk took over, researchers found.

Musk โ€œsent up the Bat Signal to every kind of racist, misogynist and homophobe that Twitter was open for business,โ€ the head of one of the research groups said.

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#Inspiration :11)

Life is not measured
by how many breaths we take
but by the moments
that take our breath away.

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A federal appeals court removed a major obstacle to the criminal investigation into Donald Trumpโ€™s hoarding of sensitive government documents, ending an outside review of thousands of records the FBI seized from his Mar-a-Lago estate.

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My mom grew up picking cotton in the 1950s. Yesterday, she waited in line to once again pick her son to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. Weโ€™ve come a long way, but the work isnโ€™t done!

Please vote, Georgia ๐Ÿ—ณ


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In an experiment that ticks most of the mystery boxes in modern physics, researchers announced they had simulated a pair of black holes in a quantum computer and sent a message between them through a "baby wormhole."

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I said that Mastodon moderation wouldn't scale, I was wrong. The cultural differences will likely continue to maintain a friendlier atmosphere regardless of size.

Link to the study in Science Advances mentioned by correlating genes for hyper sociability in dogs to that of humans with Williams-Beuren Syndrome.

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For all us lovers, ' recent look at the evolution of dogs and how it intertwined with humans. studies suggest that both Homo sapiens and Canis familiaris mutually evolved with friendliness genes that improved each other's survival. Other studies of both species are helping to find new anti-cancer treatments.

Occurring now, a rare dual eruption of two, nearby volcanoes, Mauna Loa and Kilauea, on the island of Hawaii.

Screenshot of video by David Swindler: @actionphototours (Instagram)

I took this photo at the start of the , October 8, 2019. Those fortunate enough, like me, to make it to this remote location were greeted by about a dozen mounted , who slowly rode their horses through the crowd, an eagle on their arm. Iโ€™ve been all over the world, but this festival ranks in my top three most amazing experiences.

Taken at the base of the Altai Mountains, outside of Bayan-Ulgii, , and ~100 mi/160 km from the nearly intersecting borders of Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Russia, and China.

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From @TheAthleticFC: Portugal midfielder Ruben Neves said he "hopes nothing happens" to the protester who ran onto the field at the #FIFAWorldCup carrying a rainbow flag and wearing a T-shirt that said "Save Ukraine" and "Respect for Iranian Women."

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For those in the United States:

988 is a new phone number that recently went live to help people get help in a mental health crisis. Similar to 911, this line is dedicated for anyone in need of mental health assistance of any kind. It's 988.

Please boost to spread the news. Save someone's life.

#SuicideAwareness #988 #mentalhealth

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