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Remembering Sagan

Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence: 2 Posted on November 12, 2012 by motleydragon I wrote about Carl Sagan last year as well.  Here are the links. Michael Shermer and his colleagues are keeping Sagan’s valuable work alive. The website and the … Continue reading

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A Universe Not Made for Us

Carl Sagan was born on November 9, 1934.  This year would have marked only his 79th birthday. After suffering from a kind of leukemia, and receiving three bone marrow transplants, Sagan died of pneumonia at the age of 62.  An … Continue reading

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Claire de Lune

Did you seen the blue moon last night?  Awesome.  There really is a “blue moon” behind the expression, “once in a blue moon”.  We had a clear humid sky and the effect was wonderful.  Read about it here.  ‘Blue Moon’ … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather… again

Since the power came back on I have been exploring YouTube for versions of Stormy Weather.  This is from a live performance by Ben Webster in Copenhagen in 1965. Although there was severe damage to trees and property on our … Continue reading

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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Here are some conversational tidbits, courtesy of The Smithsonian magazine,  for the next barbecue you attend! As kids we were told that eating bananas would attract mosquitoes, and recent rumor promotes carrying a dryer sheet in one’s pocket.  If these … Continue reading

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Sonnet XXXIII

Even violent changes in summer weather can be beautiful.  Enjoy! 1. Full many a glorious morning have I seen 2. Flatter the mountain tops with sovereign eye, 3. Kissing with golden face the meadows green, 4. Gilding pale streams with … Continue reading

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Stormy Weather

  Saturdays in June are favourites for summer weddings. About twenty years ago we hosted my son’s June wedding here, in the garden, without a tent.  What were we thinking!? We were lucky with the weather… very lucky… as there … Continue reading

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