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We live in stressful times. We relieve this stress (or not) in a variety of ways. My choice is to release my "alter ego" ~ O'Larry the Clown for a time. A summer-weight version of O'Larry tends to omit the face paints as these play havoc with my skin. Winter allows more face color. Most people are reluctant to converse with an old man in a wheel (5 comments)
Ninety out of One Hundred completed - 08/29/12 03:28 PM
Ninety out of One Hundred completed Ninety days in and still charging along. Heat from the dry summer or the friction of sustained effort? Into the last ten days of the attack with gusto.
I can use my 1.1 multiplier yet again to stretch a little further – in a sprint to the finish. An increase in telephone calls, an increase in door knocking, an increase in meeting new people. Apart from the 1.1 multiplier (applied each ten days of my 100 Day Attack), previous increases of new people are producing even others (quality introductions) over and above the new (8 comments)
Fairly quiet in the Intermountain Corridor. - 08/28/12 09:16 AM
Fairly quiet in the Intermountain Corridor. This has been a fairly quiet week for seismic activity (earthquakes) in the Intermountain Corridor, a mere 28 events ~ all in the micro range, although a 2.9 at Big Water UT and a 2.8 at Lechee AZ are knocking at the 3.0 boundary of minor earthquakes.
My hobby: observing the seismic activity of the Intermountain Corridor (Utah to Yellowstone) in periods of one week. I chose this defined area to observe because I live in the middle of it in Sandy UT. In portraying my excitement for my hobby, my intent is always to inform, never (0 comments)
Power problems lead to summer ramble in Sandy UT - 08/25/12 06:53 AM
Power problems lead to summer ramble in Sandy UT Normally the batteries on my power chair take a beating in the colder temperatures, and snow drifts, of winter ~high demand and super-cooling. So when my power supply recently dropped from providing ten hours of go to twenty minutes of uncertainty, investigation was necessary. Possible short, or bad battery cell? On strip down, I found both inside brushes had jarred loose, but were still functioning. Batteries showed full charge and tested well under load. Still the malfunction. Enter my standby batteries. Like spare tires, these batteries normally languish in un-use, looking the (4 comments)
Festivals and Fairs in SLC UT - Presenting FERRAGOSTO - 08/23/12 02:07 PM
Festivals and Fairs in SLC UT - Presenting FERRAGOSTO A great time to participate in Italian culture, song and dance, and, of course, food. Ferragosto is an annual festival presented by the Italian communities of the Salt Lake Valley.
Try your hand at Bocce. Bring the whoe family. Tomorrow: 5pm - 9pm Saturday: 10:30am - 9pm 1929 S 2300 E Salt Lake City. Utah always welcomes visitors from other States, and summer is a great time to visit Salt Lake City. Come early and make a weekend of it. ***** ***** ***** ***** Plan (4 comments)
A Continent of Culture at Bountiful UT August 24 & 25 - 08/23/12 12:57 PM
A Continent of Culture at Bountiful UT August 24 & 25 10 South American countries are represented at the 7th South American Festival tomorrow and Saturday, at the Bountiful City Park, Bountiful UT tomorrow and Saturday. In one place you can experience the culture, the food and the music of counties south of the equator. A great chance to practice your Spanish and Portuguese language skill. For out of Sate visitors, Bountiful UT is just north of Salt Lake City UT. Come for a long weekend - there's lots to see. The Festival runs for 9 hours each day. And it's (0 comments)
A bout of activity and a link with history - 08/21/12 05:20 AM
A bout of activity and a link with history After a minor earthquake (3.1) and five other seismic events (all micros) last Monday (just outside the scope of this map) Kanosh UT (Millard County) has hogged the attention of my hobby again this week with 12 micro (largest 2.7) earthquakes for this 168 hour period.
My hobby: observing the seismic activity of the Intermountain Corridor (Utah to Yellowstone) in periods of one week. I chose this defined area to observe because I live in the middle of it in Sandy UT. The nearest event to me this week was Bluffdale (6 comments)
Even with my 100 Day Attack where every day is important to the final outcome, this formula still holds true. I have enjoyed each Sunday with its gratitude, rest and recreation aspects. (Read recreation as Re-Creation) Since Day 100 is a Saturday, then I will surely swing into Day 101 as a day of Big Gratitude. You might think that instead of being a Clock watcher, I have morphed into a Calendar (7 comments)
How do you "break the ice"? - 08/16/12 04:08 AM
How do you "break the ice"? Social media allows us to be verbose while encouraging a paperless existence. We can post long and often with our blog sites ~ and interactive replies can produce short acceptance of view or long arguments of dissent.
The Facebook format encourages shorter burst of thought and equally often obtuse replies with abbreviations Twitter requires a modicum of discipline limiting users to 140 characters (including spaces) Spare a thought for a medium I like ~ buttons. Even my largest production size of 3" does not allow for many characters to get my message across. In (8 comments)
Thoughts on Early Morning in Sandy UT - 08/15/12 08:16 AM
Thoughts on Early Morning in Sandy UT I have already been up five hours, and it's only 9am. It is my choice ("sleep is an optional extra"). Not your drag 'em up kicking and screaming type of up or I have to get up because it's up to me type of up, but a joyful choice to start a new, productive day and I don't want to miss a minute of it type of up. I have goals, written goals. I have a plan. Not fixed in stone, mind you, but measurable and tweakable (love these modern words for imprecise description). (2 comments)
Like scattering confetti in the Intermountain West, a shake or two... - 08/14/12 06:41 AM
Like scattering confetti in the Intermountain West, a shake or two... A minor earthquake (a 3.1) a few hour hours ago at Kanosh UT, 29 seismic events (earthquakes) for the week in the Intermountain West (Utah to Yellowstone) 28 in the micro category, 22 of the events for the week within the borders of Utah, 6 of those events near Huntington UT. Our portion of the seismic event map produced by the US Seismic Service, located at the University of Utah looks like a confetti scatter, making the Yellowstone part looks like it has been napping this last week All (2 comments)
All over bar the shouting - 08/12/12 05:43 PM
All over bar the shouting Tonight I'll get to see (or doze through) parts of the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in London. Since ours is a mixed marriage household (American/Australian) any watching of the Games of the XXX Olympiad has had International Implications - excessive information for her: I have had to dig deeply to find mine. For her: entitlement to "gold". For me: moral victories in medals of other colors. I relished the comment of an Australian swimmer made to the Aussie Press after being forced into silver by one one hundredth of a second " I (11 comments)
Wasatch Mountain Views from Cottonwood Heights UT - Open House - 08/10/12 03:27 PM
Wasatch Mountain Views from Cottonwood Heights UT - Open House Living on high ground, with mountain and valley views your thing? Then your need to be with me tomorrow afternoon at this open house in Cottonwood Heights UT. If you are into skiing, or hiking,mountain biking or even extreme sports, then this is your time also First built in 1978, recent remodeling brings this property up to the moment as your family residence. Plenty of opportunity to put your personal touches in as well.
7465 S Parkridge Circle (1780 E), Cottonwood Heights UT 84121
Located on the east side (6 comments)
My 100 Day Attack - now a part of my life - 08/09/12 03:55 AM
My 100 Day Attack - now a part of my life Seventy down, the last thirty to go. Striving is not just surviving. It comes with magnificent benefits.
My journaling will show this 100 Day Attack as an attack through the trials of summer. I am meeting goals for increase and change. My 1.1 multiplier has become a habit and a constant challenge. More of the right things. More learning, more exercise, more doing. Dare I say I am now a more efficient person. My last ten days have coincided mostly with the morass of sports fervor in the community. (5 comments)
It's on. From early to late for the next four days there is plenty to see and do at the Salt Lake County Fair. It's your great chance to experience what Salt Lake County is made of, in one location.. The pre-event judging is over. You get to see the cream. Time to get the kids involved, start family traditions of excellence in all things. Local involvement and participation. I'll be there. 2100 W 11400 S South Jordan UT Get iinto the Demolition Derby, the Dutch Oven Cook-off, Aeromodelers, Rodeo (2 comments)
Just like the Olympics - 08/07/12 11:47 AM
Just like the Olympics Talk about getting its nose in a knot by being outdone last week by a 3.6 minor earthquake in Emery UT, West Yellowstone WY replied late last evening with a 3.2 also in the minor range, and the biggest for the week, in a time when they just edged out Utah 24 -20 in all events (earthquakes) for the same period. Gardiner MT had registered an early 2.3. but this was held in check by Smithfield UT also with a 2.3 micro two days later. Micro range was the norm for the week. Sounds as exciting (2 comments)
Let's All Play Cricket - 08/06/12 01:37 PM
Let's All Play Cricket During this period of high sporting fervor, with country pitted agains country, I write to enlighten you to a sport that has International prominence but is little known here. From the backyard version played by children with basic equipment, to local weekend competition, to International Test Matches, usually played as Series of the best of five, Cricket is the consuming interest of millions worldwide.
Major participants are England Australia New Zealand, South Africa, India Pakistan, Sri Lanks and the West Indies. You may perceive the influence of the British Empire in the countries involved. This accounts for (4 comments)
Market changes, even in Sandy UT - don't miss your opportunity - 08/05/12 08:48 AM
Market changes, even in Sandy UT - don't miss your opportunity Economic writers, political commentators and others would have us believe that the housing market is still in shambles. The fodder of this approach - we are in a Buyers Market, evaluate your best deal, delay to wait for "rock bottom", don't get burned, like everyone else with a mortgage. Negativity is easy to sell ~ misery loves company.
Enough already. Times change. We live with hope and expectation. We are free to compete. We have goals and dreams. Local changes, some quite subtle, over the last few months have (2 comments)
First built in 1978, recent remodeling brings it up to the moment as your family residence. 7465 S 1780 E Cottonwood Heights UT 84121
Located on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, this home has uninterrupted views of the Valley and the Wasatch Mountains. With two levels and a basement, as well as outdoor decks, this is 4,000 sq ft of practical living in a much sought after part of Utah. Open House 08.04.12 2 - 5pm I shall (5 comments)
Observations on a Summer afternoon - 08/03/12 04:27 AM
Observations on a Summer afternoon I have yet to work out the hottest part of the day, for Utah. Sometimes early afternoon, sometimes much later, especially with very late sunsets at this time of the year.
It is definitley summer with predicted days of around the century. Minor relief from encroaching storm cells from the South. Threats of further fires in desert areas because of lightening strikes. It is August; it is hot. Spare a thought for the wildlife. Spreading of human habitation was supposed to divide animal space to the extent that delicate balances of habitat would be in (3 comments)
It's got to be here somewhere - 08/02/12 09:56 AM
It's got to be here somewhere Still some months shy of two years of actively participating in ActiveRain but about the anniversary of when I started lurking because I did not have much to say/did not know what to say, I can look back with pleasure on my associations formed in ActiveRain. I dipped my toe (metaphorically of course because I come up a little short in that department.) ~ I was encouraged and challenged. I tried some more, and the horn of plenty delivered.. I contribute, I like to think, regularly (the numbers down the side show my lapses and shortfalls). (6 comments)
Join me for an open house (or two) in Cottonwood Heights UT $409,000 - 08/02/12 06:35 AM
Join me for an open house (or two) in Cottonwood Heights UT $409,000 A quiet home with it all. First built in 1978, recent remodeling brings it up to the moment as your family residence. Located on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, this home has uninterrupted views of the Valley and the Wasatch Mountains. With two levels and a basement, as well as outdoor decks, this is 4,000 sq ft of practical living in a much sought after part of Utah. Open House 08.02.12 4 - 7pm 08.04.12 2 - 5pm I shall be (2 comments)
Unofficial Down Time - 08/01/12 12:16 PM
Unofficial Down Time Who gave everyone a two week holiday for the Olympics? It may be unofficial but it is apparent. Time has slowed for normal activity, a sense of urgency is definitely missing. Perhaps during the Festive Season we have a drift in priorities away from anything work related. The Games with their appeal to patriotism, endless viewing opportunities and tedious commentary provide the excuse to linger. the ideal reason for distraction. My father would tell me stories of marriage celebrations that extended a week or longer in his community, when farmers, usually from East European countries, really knew how (5 comments)
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