March 30, 2012

Happy Friday. Cooler here today after a few days with temps up to about 50. Temp currently is 17 with some clouds. I just read a short book called “The End of the Wild,” by Jeffrey Meyers, that should be required reading before you can vote. I read it twice before. It’s just 90 pages, […]

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March 27, 2012

Happy Tues. Nice day here, +10 degrees. It got up to +38 yesterday afternoon and some melting ensued. We watched a movie from Netflix called Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears, which won the Oscar for the best foreign language film of 1980 (1981?). The plot is three young women in Moscow 1958 are workers […]

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March 21, 2012

Happy Wed. -7 here and sunny. Lovely day. I saw the sun actually “rising” in the east this morning. I’m nearly done reading an interesting book on the Black Death of 1348-49 that devastated Europe, killing as many as half of the population. It was more deadly in the south, killing 60 to 80 percent […]

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March 19, 2012

Good Mon. -5 here this ayem, closer to +10 with a breeze now. We got back from Ecotopia late last evening after a week in the rain in Seattle, Portland, and Eugene. We tried driving to the Oregon coast and encountered an advisory to have chains/snow tires to cross the 790 foot summit (!) on […]

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March 8, 2012

Happy Thurs. Nice day here. -12 in the flats and sunny. Lots of snow stuck in the trees. I have snow piles about eight feet high in my yard from clearing the driveway. I just read a fun novel called Border Songs, by Jim Lynch, about a summer of smuggling along the Washington-BC border. The […]

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March 5, 2012

Good Monday. Somewhere off in the cold land, dogs drag people across the frozen ground. -11 here, so I am glad to be indoors. It was breezy over the weekend, making the cold colder. We watched a pretty good BBC production of Charlotte Bronte’s novel Jane Eyre. The story opens with young orphan Jane telling […]

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March 2, 2012

Boswell. “I declare, Sir, upon my honour, I did imagine I was vexed, and took a pride in it; but it was, perhaps, cant; for I own I neither ate less, nor slept less.” Johnson. “My dear friend, clear your mind of cant. You may talk as other people do: you may say to a […]

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