October 29, 2012

Good Mon. +16 after a gray weekend with temps ranging from 11 to 25. Not too much going on yokelly. We watched a docudrama about the 2000 Florida vote recount called Recount. It includes information that was not known at the time, but basically, there were some major screw-ups on both sides as well as […]

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October 23, 2012

Happy Tues. Cool here at -1. Nothing much going on. We watched an interesting documentary called “Our Brand is Crisis,” about a group of American campaign professionals who managed a presidential campaign in Bolivia in 2002 to re-elect former President Gonzalo “Goni” Sánchez de Lozada of the MNR Party, who was president from 1993-1997. Goni, […]

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October 19, 2012

Happy Friday. +16 here. Temp got up to 25 yesterday afternoon when the sun came out for a few hours. Yokel news is not so much. I’ve nearly finished Oliver Sacks’s “An Anthropologist on Mars,” a series of long essays on people with neural disorders like autism and Tourette’s Syndrome. Three of the people he […]

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Wodin’s Day

October 17, 2012

Wodin’s Day. We are still at war, in case anyone has forgotten. Doesn’t seem to be covered much in the news. +16 here and we’ve got about an inch and a half of fluffy snow. Locally, I struggled manfully on the weekend to swap the tires on P’s car to the winter ones. I can’t […]

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October 12, 2012

Happy Yadirf. +16 here and clear. The Alaska Range is again visible. They always look so big that it’s hard to believe they’ve been there all summer, because in the summer the damp from the Tanana River valley flats between here and there creates a haze that obscures the mountains most days. Mount Deborah is […]

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October 2, 2012

Good Tues. Okay day shaping up here after a nice one yesterday. Temp started out at 31 degrees. The other film we watched this weekend was a documentary called They Killed Sister Dorothy, about the murder of 73-year-old Dorothy Stang, a nun, in the Amazon frontier state of Para, Brazil. Sister Dorothy had lived in […]

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October 1, 2012

Happy Monday. Clear and sunny here, but starting out at 23 degrees, our coldest morning so far this fall. We had hard frost. Should warm up to the low 40s by afternoon. We watched an interesting HBO documentary called “Autism: The Musical” (to follow up on the Temple Grandin movie). It’s a moving and interesting […]

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