January 27, 2014

Good Monday. +12 after some temps hovering around freezing over the weekend. Nice sunrise and sunset yesterday. We watched a couple of Marilyn Monroe movies the past two weekends, Some Like It Hot and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The former is better than the latter, but both are pretty much B movies. Famous directors: Billy Wilder […]

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January 15, 2014

Good Wed. -2 here. Yokelly we watched a good documentary about the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Amateurs called They Came to Play. 75 pianists were selected to compete based on recordings they submitted. After the first round of recitals, 25 were selected by the panel of judges to play a second recital. […]

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January 13, 2014

Good Mon. Cool here over the weekend. -36 yesterday. But it was mostly clear and Saturday was spectacular with a long-lasting sundog display in the south. I took a couple of photos. Top: looking south on Cushman Street from 4th Ave. Bottom: 20 minutes later from 8 blocks further south.  

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January 7, 2014

Good Tues. Dark here and -4. School starts up again tomorrow. We watched an excellent BBC documentary on the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. Lots of geology and animals and spectacular scenery. I got it because I am reading a good book on the search for hominid fossils in Africa, and most of them […]

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January 2, 2014

Happy Thursday, sacred to Thor, the Norse god of thunder. We had some of that New Year’s Eve in our neighborhood. I envisioned billions of dollars paid to the Chinese and going up in smoke.

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