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Retired science teacher & teachers' union activist, former Peace Corps Volunteer in Latin America

Groups: Birds and Birdwatching, Backyard Science

Diaries published: 25 (341 days since last diary on Fri May 30, 2014 at 01:26 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 4762 (97 days since last comment on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 10:29 AM PST)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 1688

Total Comment Ratings: 11952

Most Recommended Diary: Teabaggers and Repbulicans Prevented from Hijacking Lloyd Doggett's Town Hall in Bastrop, Texas, 342 comments, 1064 recommends

People Following loblolly: 18

loblolly's Most Recent Diaries:

Why on earth would we want to lower the quality of school lunches just when we are starting to see progress in reducing childhood obesity? What's really behind efforts to roll back the nutrition ...
by loblolly
Comment Count 42 comments on Fri May 30, 2014 at 01:26 PM PDT with 54 Recommends
You may remember that when an F5 tornado with wind speeds of up to 210 mph struck Moore in 2013, 7 children and a teacher died at Park Towers Elementary School because the school incredibly had no ...
by loblolly
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 01:39 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
In a previous diary, I wrote about attempts by climate change deniers to create controversy around the teaching of global warming in the public schools. Now, thanks to leaked documents from the ...
by loblolly
Comment Count 40 comments on Thu Feb 16, 2012 at 05:43 PM PST with 48 Recommends
Wildfires broke out in multiple areas of drought-stricken Central Texas this afternoon, as a combination of two weather systems, the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee to the east and a cold front ...
by loblolly
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 12:39 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
My granddaughter and I were out walking in the woods when she spotted what looked like a clod of dirt that appeared to be propelling itself slowly along the trail. When we looked more closely we ...
by loblolly
Comment Count 41 comments on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 11:15 AM PDT with 56 Recommends
In response to a freedom of information request, the State of Alaska is releasing some 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin's e-mails sent from mostly private accounts while she was Governor. News ...
by loblolly
Comment Count 62 comments on Thu Jun 09, 2011 at 03:15 PM PDT with 28 Recommends

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