Author Archives: arjaybe

About arjaybe

Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.

Transgender Sexism

This will be a short piece on the strange kind of sexism experienced by Doctor Ben Barres, a transgender man. When he was born in 1954 his gender assignment was female. At that time there were only two to choose … Continue reading

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Security Certificate Restored

Good news! The missing security certificate has been applied and you need no longer fear visiting the Green Comet website. I scolded them for their lapse and they promised that it would renew automatically next time. No harm done, I … Continue reading

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The Great Cloud Conspiracy

In the past week I’ve had a couple of visits from people who saw a link from another site to a post here. Being curious I backtracked them and found myself reading about the Great Cloud Conspiracy. Apparently when the … Continue reading

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Volunteers

“Volunteer Appreciation Event 2010 067”by thewomensmuseum is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 I think we should reward volunteers for all the good they do. Here is a copy of an email I sent to my MP toward that end. Richard … Continue reading

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More Drought

Droughtman is strangely quiet these days. It has been cool and cloudy and is forecast for more of the same, with the possibility of precipitation, and he hasn’t said anything snide about it. It might have something to do with … Continue reading

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Jet Stream – Related Phenomena

Cloud of the Day – Other Phenomena Related to the Jet Stream As promised in the original post on the jet stream, today’s post will cover related phenomena such as the polar vortex and the Southern Oscillation. You will recall … Continue reading

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Image for the Prime

I might have found an image to use for The Prime. I think it will work for the cover as well as for all other purposes, such as on this website. Of course I will have to add the title … Continue reading

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Drought Two

Look up in the sky! Is it a cloud? Is it rain? No, it’s Droughtman! Yes, I’m afraid our blogger is at it again. Our water watchers have raised the advisory level to 2, which stands for dry conditions and … Continue reading

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Crossword Puzzle Decision

The crossword puzzle experiment will continue. I have learned that some people do like it and would be disappointed if it were to go away, so it can stay for now. I have found that it makes the site take … Continue reading

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Jet Stream

Cloud of the Day – Jet Stream The jet stream was discovered by Japanese meteorologist Wasaburo Ooishi when making over 1200 balloon observations of high altitude winds between 1923 and 1925. This information was later used when the Japanese launched … Continue reading

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