October 28, 2011

Happy Friday. Just barely starting to get light here. 17 degrees. The five inches of snow prophesied by the weathermen did not materialize; maybe one inch at most. Not too much going on here at the citadel. We saw a fox out the window that suddenly pricked up its ears, paused, then charged forward under […]

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October 25, 2011

Happy Tues. 35 degrees here, so the roads may be a bit slick, though there was not much ice build-up yet. Did I mention that Saturday evening we attended the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theater production of Macbeth? I thought not. It’s a strange play, set in 12th century Scotland, with its famous “weird sisters” bewitching Macbeth, […]

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October 24, 2011

Happy Mon. Some clouds here with a chance of clear. Pink in the southeast. Temp about 28 degrees. We watched a sports documentary about the rivalry between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. They were exact contemporaries and the two players who dominated the NBA in the 1980s. They were fierce rivals initially, as in their […]

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October 17, 2011

Happy Mon. Light snow here, and this may stick. The tree branches are highlighted with about an inch of snow. Very pretty. Temp about 31 degrees. We paid piratical fees to see The Big Year yesterday, the film starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, and Jack Black as three obsessed birders who decide to do a […]

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October 13, 2011

Happy Thursday. Starting to get light here. 24 degrees. The annuals in the garden look super annuated. They looked even more super before it turned cold. Yokelly, we were excited beyond reason yesterday when Pam spotted a Pine Grosbeak in the yard. We both rushed out, binocs in hand, to spot four, possibly five pb’s […]

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October 10, 2011

Good Monday. Nice morning here, starting out at 28, bare trees with trunks shining in the sun. We watched in interesting film, Mao’s Last Dancer, about Li Cunxin, a Chinese boy who was taken away from his family at age 11 to be trained at Madame Mao’s ballet academy in Beijing. The film is based […]

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October 7, 2011

Happy Fri. Pale here and 33 degrees, with the possibility that the sun may brighten things up before long. Reaching back into recent history, last weekend we watched an outstanding documentary called “Which Way Home” (2009) about children who attempt to emigrate from Central America through Mexico to Los Estados Unidos, the United States. Many […]

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