Conflict (i.e., Syria) update: April 6 2017

SYRIA Welp. I wrote a fair amount of stuff about the Khan Shaykhun incident this afternoon, some of which I’m going to leave in below even though it might not make complete sense anymore after this evening’s developments (I’ve tried to rewrite it but if anything seems incongruous then understand that it’s because I originally wrote it earlier… Continue reading Conflict (i.e., Syria) update: April 6 2017

Making your own dry land

I spent a while living in the Persian Gulf many years ago, a place where the resources (lots of money) and conditions (not a ton of really livable land, what with all the desert all over the place) make it both feasible and desirable to pursue major offshore land reclamation projects. “Land reclamation” in this… Continue reading Making your own dry land