Tag Archives: Fiji

Air Conditioning Nairobi, Refrigerating The Planet

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve mentioned before that a thunderstorm functions as a natural refrigeration system. I’d like to explain in a bit more detail what I mean by that. However, let me start by explaining my credentials as … Continue reading

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Old Bill Rises From The Dead

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I’ve written about a South Pacific reprobate I called “Old Bill” before in my tale called Modern Piracy. He was a con man of the highest order. As a friend remarked, most con men tell … Continue reading

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Awe, shucks …

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Wintertime was magic when I was a kid. When the snow came, it transformed our world. It turned the forest that surrounded our ranch into an infinity of marvels, mysteries and delights. We could track … Continue reading

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So Many People … So Little Rain

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, I started a post on Kiribati, but when it was half written I found Andi Cockroft had beaten me to it with his post. His analysis was fine, but I had a different take … Continue reading

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Great Circle Route over the pole cleared for Branson’s Virgin Air

This will shave six hours off a flight from London to Fiji, which had to either stop in Los Angeles or Seoul en-route. There’s a good side and a bad side to this. The good side: Thousands, perhaps hundreds of … Continue reading

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