@NYTimes obits: 258 males, 127 females

Today, October 1, there was 2 male and 2 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 258 males featured and 127 females featured. #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14 02017, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On travel, some of my stats are from the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@NYTimes obits: 256 males, 125 females

Today, September 30, there was 2 male and 2 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Yesterday, Sept 29, there were 2 male and 0 female featured obits.  Since I started tracking it here, that is 256 males featured and 125 females featured. #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14 02017, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On travel, some of my stats are from the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@NYTimes obits: 252 males, 123 females

Today, September 28, there was 1 male and 0 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Yesterday, Sept 27, there were 3 male and 2 female featured obits.  Since I started tracking it here, that is 252 males featured and 123 females featured. #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14 02017, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On travel, some of my stats are from the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@NYTimes obits: 248 males, 121 females

Today, September 25, there were 3 male and 2 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 248 males featured and 121 females featured. #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

One of the female obituaries was for Freddie Oversteegen, Gritty Dutch Resistance Fighter, who died Sept 5, the day before her 93rd birthday.  What an amazing badass!  From her obit, she was one of a trio who “staged drive-by shootings from their bicycles; seductively lured German soldiers from bars to nearby woods, where they would execute them; and sheltered fleeing Jews, political dissidents, gay people and others who were being hunted by the invaders.”

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14 02017, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On travel, some of my stats are from the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

Freddie Oversteegen, Gritty Dutch Resistance Fighter, Dies at 92

Amazing life:

Freddie Oversteegen was only 14, petite with long braids, when she became an assassin and saboteur.

It was 1940, Germany had invaded the Netherlands, and she and her sister, Truus, who was two years older, had been recruited by the local Dutch resistance commander, in the city of Haarlem.

“Only later did he tell us what we’d actually have to do: Sabotage bridges and railway lines,” Truus Menger-Oversteegen recalled in a 2014 book, “Under Fire: Women and World War II.” “We told him we’d like to do that.”

Then the commander added, “ ‘And learn to shoot — to shoot Nazis,’ ” she said.

“I remember my sister saying, ‘Well, that’s something I’ve never done before!’ ”

@NYTimes obits: 245 males, 119 females

Today, September 24, there were 3 male and 1 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 245 males featured and 119 females featured. #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14 02017, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On travel, some of my stats are from the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@NYTimes obits: 242 males, 118 females

Today, September 23, there were 2 male and 1 female featured obituaries in the New York Times. Since I started tracking it here, that is 242 males featured and 118 females featured.  #IfYouSeeSomethingSaySomething

(I started tracking the obits here on May 14 02017, but I’ve missed days when on travel. On travel, some of my stats are from the DC and Seattle versions of the NYT – I don’t know if the obits published vary by region.)

@sciencemag 02018/08/24 highlights


As always, a great read.  The “Interplanetary small satellites come of age” review of hopes for small sat planetary missions is very inspiring and hopeful – fanatstic!  More planetary science – the “Juno observations of spot structures and a split tail in Io-induced aurorae on Jupiter” look at Jovian aurora is just awesome! So cool.  There were a number of good material science pieces worth perusing.

@sciencemag 02018/09/14 highlights

  First, a nice overview of the recently launched ICESat-2 in “NASA Space Laser targets melting poles.”  The Perspective piece on Gaia 2.0 is a hopeful yet realistic framing of human’s responsibility to engage in Earth’s self-regulation (reminiscent of Stewart Brandt’s “we have become gods, we must get good at it.”)  Finally, a great look at remote sensing capabilities necessary to inform policy decisions around forest loss in the nice study of “Classifying drivers of global forest loss.