April 25, 2013

Good Thurs. Bright here and +20 after a snowy day yesterday. The new stuff will melt off quickly once the sun takes over. I read a good book, In the Garden of Beasts, by Erik Larson, about the American ambassador to Germany in 1933-34, the years Hitler became Chancellor and later President. The story follows […]

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April 18, 2013

Good Thursday. Nice day here, sunny and +9. Spring is late this year. Last evening we walked in the field at Creamer’s Wildlife Refuge next to ADFG in search of the elusive snow bunting. We found a flock of them and had some good looks but they move around quite a bit searching for food […]

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April 15, 2013

Good Mon. Pale here and +4. Still lots of snow on the ground. Yokelly we watched The Iron Lady with Alexandra Roach and Meryl Streep as the young and older Margaret Thatcher. The acting in the film is quite good, but the conception—progressive flashbacks from the time late in her life that Thatcher suffered from […]

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April 11, 2013

Good Thurs. A pleasant day here, but cold at -20 in the flats. Yokelly we are mired in Season Three of Grey’s Anatomy. Also, I’m listening to an audio of Winston Churchill’s extremely interesting book My Early Life. Churchill was son of a prime minister. His father was in political eclipse when Churchill was young, […]

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Wodin’s Day

April 10, 2013

Wodin’s Day wonce more. Sunny here, lighting up the fresh snow that fell over the past three days. +4 F. Yokelly we watched a documentary called In Search of Beethoven about Ludwig van’s life and music. He was a tortured genius. Everyone knows he went deaf, but few realize this started happening when he was […]

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April 2, 2013

Happy Tues. Sunny here and the temp is rising from a low of about +1. Should hit the low 40s by early afternoon. Nice half moon in the south this morning. Yokelly I finished the biography of King Alfred the Great (ruled from 871-899), regarded as the first king of a somewhat unified England, though […]

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