June 27, 2013

Good Thursday. Cooler here after a little rain. Also smoky from fires. We watched a good PBS documentary on Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Ike,” who started life in a poor family in Abilene, Kansas and went on to graduate from West Point, rise to the rank of 5-star general and Supreme Commander of the Allied forces […]

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June 24, 2013

Happy Monday. Another warm day here. Should hit the low 80s like yesterday. Saturday was mid 70s and picture postcard pretty. We watched an excellent documentary on the great Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, who stunned the world of classical music with his 1955 recording of J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations. No one had heard Bach […]

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June 21, 2013

Happy Friday. Cooler here with a bit of rain, which is welcome. Temp at 64. Yokelly we finished Season 3 of Downton Abbey and now are in the lurch. A very addictive series. And I just read the damnedest magazine article since I stopped reading Rolling Stone (long before Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan qualified […]

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June 17, 2013

Good Monday. Very nice morning here after a hot weekend that we mostly missed. It was 85 degrees when we got back around 6:45 last evening. Fortunately, a breeze developed around 9:00 to cool things off. We spent our long weekend at Tangle Lakes and driving the Denali Highway. From here that means driving 200 […]

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June 10, 2013

Good Monday. Gray here and 50 degrees. Locally I considered mowing the grass, but it was not quite ready, so maybe later. We are into Season 3 of Downton Abbey. If you haven’t seen this series, you are in for a treat.

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June 6, 2013

Happy Thurs. Cooler here after some much needed rain, which mercifully knocked down a lot of tree pollen. Yokelly we watched a good History Channel documentary on President Kennedy and followed it up with a good PBS documentary on LBJ. Kennedy was on a cocktail of drugs throughout his presidency, including speed. Those close to […]

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