June 30, 2011

Happy Thurs. Rain here, again. What happened to summer? The cat also snoozeth. Yokelly, I am reading Fiasco, by Thomas E. Ricks, the Pentagon correspondent for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post, about the first three years of the war in Iraq. The writing is workmanlike and sober, fully attributed, and the […]

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June 28, 2011

Happy Tues. Rain here. I can hear a baby hawk crying in the distance. Yokel news is not much. We’ve been watching some good lectures on Rembrandt. He painted in a variety of genres, mastering them all, and also produced hundreds of etchings, mostly on religious themes but including a few that are fairly racy. […]

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June 27, 2011

Happy Monday. Nice morning here after a fairly soggy weekend. The land is looking boggy and lush. The river is high. We watched the Australian movie “Rabbit-Proof Fence” (2002), which tells the story (“based on a true story”) of three young “half-caste” Aborigine girls who are taken from their mother in 1931 and sent to […]

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June 25, 2011

Happy Saturday. Time to tally the birds we saw last weekend at Tangle Lakes and along the Denali Highway last weekend. We drove down the Richardson Highway Friday afternoon, gassed up in Delta Junction, and drove south to Paxson. There was just one bird on Summit Lake that we could see as we drove the […]

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June 24, 2011

Happy Fri. Nice morning here after a mostly gray week. The temp dropped to 48 last night, reminding us that without the sun we would all freeze. Yokelly, I just read “Too Big to Fail,” by Andrew Sorkin, a NYT business reporter, about the events of 2008 when greed-heads on Wall Street (I think that’s […]

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June 23, 2011

Good Thurs. Nice morning here after a cool night of 50 degrees. Yokelly, I had my head examined and was pronounced okay but advised to avoid thinking for two hours to be on the safe side. Not too much going on locally, but we do have a Police Report— Assault • Tony G. Wilson, 28, […]

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June 20, 2011

Happy Monday. Gray here and likely to precipitate. Over the weekend we made a loop drive to Tangle Lakes 200 miles south of here to look for birds and then back to Fairbanks via the Denali Highway over to Cantwell near Denali National Park and then north home. The drive back on the Parks Highway […]

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June 15, 2011

Happy Wednesday. Wet here. Birds chirping over their grubby meals. Notta lotta stuff going on here. I finished listening to the audio book about Theodore Roosevelt in the Amazon. Good story. TR emerged from the jungle onto a major tributary to the Amazon deathly ill from malaria and an infected leg injury. It took another […]

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June 13, 2011

Good Mon. Gray here with rain. Good thing I mowed the dandelions yesterday. We watched a pretty good movie over the weekend, Another Year. Will not please the teens in your house, or the young ‘uns either, but it’s one of those slice of life movies that stays with you. Tom and Geri are nearing […]

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June 10, 2011

Word of the Day pangram \PAN-gruhm\, noun: A sentence, verse, etc., that includes all the letters of the alphabet. Formerly Utopianna, the country’s name was changed in 1904 to honor native son Nevin Nollop, the author of the popular pangram sentence “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” — Mark Dunn, Ella Minnow […]

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