Feb 19

The Great Backyard Bird Count

This weekend in my part of the world we experienced some unseasonably mild temperatures and a couple of exceptionally sunny, warm and pleasant days. Daytime highs hit 60F (15.5C) with a light breeze and full sunshine it is my favorite type of weather. Not too hot and not too cold. In this region of the …

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Feb 18

Geocaching

A few years ago, in a conversation with my local librarian she informed me that she does geocaching with her friends and family members. It sounded like fun but at the time, I didn’t feel like I had time or energy to get involved with some new game. I filed that bit of info away …

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Feb 11

The Georgia Aquarium

On day two of my recent visit to Atlanta, Pi and I went to the Georgia Aquarium. As I discovered with the Coca-Cola Museum, the cost of entertaining kids while on holiday is steep! Entrance for adults is just shy of $40 and $35 for kids. There is no argument that this was a well …

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Feb 10

Back in the Land of Coca-Cola

Just about two years ago I posted an article detailing a short trip to Atlanta, Georgia and my surprise at how big Hot ‘Lanta – the City in the Forest had become. Recently, I returned for another brief visit and took in some more of the local attractions. Echo was attending the yearly trade-show exhibition …

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Jan 15

Loudon Wainwright III

Free ad for Loudon Wainwright III. It was 1973 when Loudon Wainwright made it big with the hit single, Dead Skunk (in the middle of the road). A fun little ditty that became a popular sing-along among people young and old. This and The Swimming Song are remembered by many a summer camper. The Swimming …

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Jan 08

Fasting for Health

Over the past few years I’ve noticed that my metabolism has slowed down. For most people this is common as we grow older. It becomes more and more difficult to keep off the extra weight. This is especially true during the winter months, when the colder weather keeps us from getting outside and actively burning …

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Jan 07

Carl Sagan

The month of January seems to be developing a theme related to forward thinking. I say “seems to be” because I really don’t have any set idea about what I will find while searching for interesting material to add to this blog. I merely get up every day and do my usual reading. Along the …

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Jan 03

Johnny Appleseed

Born September 26, 1774, in the town of Leominster, Massachusetts, John Chapman – aka Johnny Appleseed was an American pioneer frontiersman. In American folklore his name is legendary, but much of the legend is simply blown out of proportion. Many myths surround his life-story, but one thing is for sure; he was responsible for propagating …

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Jan 01

Make Tomorrow

In the previous post, the first one of the New Year – 2017, I shared information with an abundant number of links for further reading about the 10,000 Year Clock project. Reading about that project and one of the principals involved, music producer Brian Eno, set me to thinking about another musician named, Peter Gabriel, …

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Jan 01

A 10,000 Year Clock?

In my ramblings around the interwebs I occasionally stumble into some fascinating websites with captivating reading material. One such site called, longnow.com offered an article about the development of a 10,000 year clock! Yes, that’s right, a very curious concept for development of a clock, that is currently under construction, by a host of interesting …

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