Not long after my father died in 1993, his best childhood buddy came to visit me, to buy me lunch and talk about Dad.  One thing that I hadn’t known was that Dad’s favorite movie was They Were ExpendableThey went to see it a million times.  I really need to rent that.  Why haven’t I?  Because I put off everything.  Like grading things, for instance.  I suddenly remember other time-critical stuff to do, such as posting to this blog.


Ants Were Expendable:  Heroic altruistic ants face death alone to save colony.  The pathology of those parasitic spores has been bothering me since I first heard about it on some nature show 25 years ago.  This story makes me proud … damn proud.  Regnum Animalia — hoooah!