Tate Williams

Writing

Stress can fool our memories, study finds

Stress can fool our memories, study finds

Originally published in The Arizona Daily Star, 2000 Tate Williams Stress muddles memories, according to a UA study that raises doubts about eyewitness testimony in criminal cases. Results of a standard word-memory experiment suggest that stress increases the likelihood that people will [...]

October 29, 2011 Portfolio, Science & Environment, Writing
Prof reaches for 5th dimension

Prof reaches for 5th dimension

Originally published in The Arizona Daily Star, 2000. Tate Williams Three dimensions, most people understand. Height, width and depth. Add a fourth – time, as in three-dimensional objects moving through time. But a fifth? Scientists have thought for years that [...]

October 25, 2011 Portfolio, Science & Environment, Writing
A rat’s tale

A rat’s tale

Originally published in The Arizona Daily Star, 2000. Research scientists are using middens – material encased in ancient rodent urine – to chart thousands of years of climate evolution Tate Williams Local researchers have compiled a detailed 22,000-year history of [...]

October 22, 2011 Portfolio, Science & Environment, Writing
Mission to Jupiter

Mission to Jupiter

Originally published in The Arizona Daily Star, 2000. Tucsonans to lead 2 probes’ photo flyby Tate Williams Tucson scientists are in charge of capturing images of Jupiter as two robotic spacecraft converge at the planet this month for the first time [...]

October 18, 2011 Portfolio, Science & Environment, Writing
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Crashing Nader’s party

Originally posted on mrchair, 4/6/2004. Fiery Portlanders lined up outside in droves, so passionate about the liberal cause that they would support it to point of sabotaging Democrats in the 04 election. Other fiery Portlanders picketed the first crowd, so passionate [...]

October 15, 2011 Blog, Portfolio, Potpourri, Writing
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Justice

Originally posted on mrchair, 10/29/2007. I had to go to trial over that time I got punched in the face with the snapped off car antenna. I never thought it would come to that, and going to court over the whole [...]

October 14, 2011 Portfolio, Potpourri, Writing
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A fascinating evening at a local bar

Originally posted on mrchair, 6/2/2008. A couple of weekends ago, around midnight, everyone was going home from the bar and I didn’t feel like it yet. You know, those moods where you have to stay out in public and can’t quite [...]

October 12, 2011 Blog, Potpourri, Writing
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Scuba Gear

Originally posted on mrchair, 7/2/2008.  So Jamie and I were talking about urine tests the other day, and while regaling a classy story of a time I had to take more than one urine test and was unable to go, I [...]

October 10, 2011 Blog, Potpourri, Writing
Snowy Day in Cheesman Park

Snowy Day in Cheesman Park

Denver’s been colder than I’ve experienced during the past couple of weeks. I think we bottomed out at Feels Like 30 Below, but were below zero and single digits for days in a row. When it gets this cold, the [...]

February 13, 2011 Blog, Potpourri, Writing
Mr. Chair’s Best Albums of 2010!

Mr. Chair’s Best Albums of 2010!

Originally published on Mrchair I read this post by John Roderick of The Long Winters for Seattle Weekly, and it made me rethink end of year list-making. I highly recommend the read, and he makes some fine points, especially that we don’t experience music [...]

January 5, 2011 Arts & Culture, Blog, Writing