brucine (broo'-seen), 1) n. Pharm., Chem. a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, obtained from the nux vomica tree; 2) n. Bruce Bortin's 'low-impact' weblog

Saturday, March 25, 2006

After the Dentist

...a combination drill'n'fill and re-gluing of an onlay. Novocaine & ibuprofen.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Wearing the Bib

Wearing the bib, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At the dentist office. For a repeat of this, with added drill'n'fill plus bonus hard radiation zipping through my head. Waiting to pay my bill. They don't make novocaine for that extraction. Feh.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Katya Komisaruk

Katya Komisaruk, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Delivering a talk on how to deal with confrontaions with the cops. Now repeat after me:

  • "I'm not going to say anything. I'd like to see a lawyer." and
  • "I don't consent to this search."

Katya, who is, among other things, a Santa Cruz criminal lawyer, says she will give a 50% reduction in fees to any client that has these phrases tattooed on a visible part of their body at the time of their arrest.


Jane, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...all decked out for the Anarchist Bookfair

Take Me out to the Ball Game

Take Me out to the Ball Game, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Tom, Cathy & Mary dealing with the convergence of Capitalism and the other national pastime.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Hydrodynamic Bovine Panopticon

Watch the video
It's been a busy couple weeks.


Lichens, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

On our Nature Walk...

Cattle, Bird.

Cattle, Bird., originally uploaded by dumbeast.

... on which we encountered some friendly bovine specimens. And a kildeer.


'Shroomies, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...mushrooms, after a rain, in a cow pasture. Draw your own conclusions.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Cute Kitties! Cute Kitties!

Cute kitties! Cute Kitties!, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Oh, it's been so long since i did this weblog thing, I just wanted to put something up. so here's Ray and Pearl.


I'll get back on track as soon as things settle out at work.

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