September 28, 2010

Good Tues. Bright and cold here this ayem, +16. Yokelly, I can recommend the Robert Fagles translation of Homer’s Odyssey. It reads fast and is a gripping story. You can hear a terrific recording of this translation performed by Sir Ian McKellen (aka Gandalf in LOTR), formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company, which is available […]

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September 27, 2010

Good Mon. Nice bright cold morning here. Started out at 18 degrees. Brrr. That will seem balmy before long, but today it feels cold. Yokelly, I spent about an hour of yesterday up on a ladder washing windows and cleaning leaves out of the rain gutter. Today I feel virtuous. I also cleared enough stuff […]

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September 26, 2010

I just made some revisions to my World Literature website. The site has cool images, charts, and maps to supplement assigned readings in my World Literature survey. Want to know what an Anzu looks like? What the earliest type font was? Where Harappan civilization flourished in the second millemium bce? Where the trade routes in […]

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September 24, 2010

Friday. Still cold and windy and bright here. 27 degrees. Yokel stuff is about the usual. Must fix the doorknob. Reminds me of “Desolation Row” by Bob Dylan— “I received your letter yesterday About the time the doorknob broke. When you asked me how I was doing, Was that some kind of joke?” Great image. […]

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September 22, 2010

Happy Wendy’s Day. Enjoy your whopper. Whooper. Hmmm. Nice morning here, but windy and 32 degrees! Time to bring in the rose plant we harbor indoors over the winter. Probably half of all the leaves left on the trees yesterday morning have blown down since the wind rose and the rose rose. Summoned to attention, […]

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Wend’s Day

September 21, 2010

From Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day for Saturday, September 18, 2010– wend \WEND\, verb: 1. To pursue or direct (one’s way). 2. To proceed or go. The issue will now wend through the courts; for how long is anyone’s guess. — Jay Jochnowitz, “Smoke and taxes,” The Observation Deck blog, timesunion.com, September, 2010. But the […]

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September 20, 2010

Another very nice day here, stretching to about 10 the number of fine days we have had here. Sunny, fall colors, cool air. Temp about 38 this morning. We had hornets zipping around yesterday looking for something. I had to help three of who got inside find the exit. Yokelly, our beloved Frigge died Friday […]

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Stand by me

September 18, 2010

Click the link for a short piece for Friday. If this doesn’t make you feel good, well, check to see if you’ve got a pulse! 25,000,000 YouTube viewers can’t be wrong. From the documentary, “Playing for Change.” The guy you see operating the recording equipment traveled to many countries with music he recorded along the […]

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September 17, 2010

Happy Friday. We have another picture-perfect sunny day with fall colors glowing, leaves lazily fluttering to the ground, and birds flitting to and fro. In the past week I have seen a robin, a dark-eyed junco, and a yellow-rumped warbler, all birds that travel south before the snow flies. They seem to be staying later than […]

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September 14, 2010

Happy Tues. Very nice morning here. We had northern lights last night late. Golden colors abound in the sunlight now. Yokelly  a lot is going on but I will not bore you with the details. I did find time late yesterday afternoon to take some fall color photos. They always look the same. Usually not […]

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