May 31, 2011

Good Tuesday. Nice morning here. Sunny with light breezes. The weekend was mostly sunny. We got a few showers on Sunday, and Saturday was very warm, close to 90. We watched an excellent documentary about Daniel Ellsberg called The Most Dangerous Man in America, which is what the Nixon administration called him. Ellsberg was a […]

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May 27, 2011

Happy Friday. Gorgeous morning here. Temp got up to 81 degrees yesterday afternoon and will likely do so again today. Yokelly, we’ve been watching the earliest episodes of “I Love Lucy” which first aired in 1951. The DVD includes a pilot program that featured Lucy in a clown outfit. I never understood the allure of […]

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May 24, 2011

Happy Tues. Nice day here. Slight breeze, sunny. Where did I store the hammock? Yokelly, the cat is out prowling for defenseless rodents but keeping an eye out for the two foxes (foxen?) who live up the hill. I have seen one or the other just about every week for several weeks now. They cut […]

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May 23, 2011

Good Mon. Pale here after some rain early this morning. Just a shower or two. Saturday was sunny and yesterday was variable, proof of global warming. We watched Restrepo over the weekend. I learned a couple of new cuss words and was able to practice recognition skills on several more, though it was fairly monotonous […]

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May 22, 2011

The big news this weekend was an 800 acre wildfire that blazed up late Friday afternoon a few miles from here and had local residents scrambling to look for their prize possessions. I heard a horn beeping in my driveway around 5:00 and looked out to find a woman who was going from house to […]

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May 20, 2011

Good Friday. We had a bit of sprinkle overnight and could get more of the same. The leaves are popping out on the birch trees. Yokel news is nothing much. The grass is growing outside. I’ve been listening to a book about the US Exploration Expedition of 1838-42. Six US Navy vessels traveled from the […]

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May 19, 2011

Happy Thurs. Pale day here with some overcast that could bring rain, or maybe not. We watched The Tillman Story over the weekend. Should be required viewing for all high school US government classes. The use of Pat Tillman’s celebrity and death as a propaganda tool by the Pentagon and the White House was despicable […]

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May 17, 2011

Happy Tues. Nice day here. Sunny, birds chirping. My day started off with one of those strange experiences you remember long afterward. I was just letting the cat out onto the deck when I saw her suddenly focus with laser attention on a spot nearby and begin her cat sneak routine. I looked over and […]

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May 16, 2011

Good Mon. Pleasant day here, somewhat pale after a lovely weekend. Temp in the high 40s. We toured some local ponds Saturday and Sunday and saw quite a few birds that were new for the season, including a long-tailed duck, two kinds of grebe, and some canvasbacks—the latter are among the first to leave after […]

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May 13, 2011

Good Fri. Or is it Bad Fri due to the calendar date? Cool here at 37 degrees and pale with some overcast and a breeze. Has been cool and breezy much of the past week. Yokelly not too much going on. Watched another art history lecture. I took an art history course at UCLA way […]

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