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2011 

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Sweet NostalgiaWhile doing some routine stationery shopping yesterday  in Staples, I acquired a hardcover,spiral notebook (6x9) of some 100 pages. It would suffice for my blog post notes and plans. It cost me $1.49 (plus tax). An humble product yet elegant, the stuff of inspiration. Ah, the nost...
05/21/2011
Necessary quiet timeIt is amazing how much can be fitted into a week and there is still a busy weekend to go. Two allnighters will have me looking for rest on Sunday.Some people call it time management, but time is possessed of a finite amount.  Others complain that they need more hours in a day ...
05/20/2011
                                  Why the demand for images?My Australian friends think they have lost me to the wiles of an American woman (my lovely wife), and their chances of seeing me again are, at best, remote.It's been a few months shy of five years, and their plaintive wails for "even a ...
05/19/2011
Snacking Between MealsOverly exuberant  TV presenters this morning had a segment praising coffee as being linked to a decrease in certain body ailments. They suggested three cups a day as maintenance and six or more cups as being proactive. The Doctor being  the talking head said she was not pro...
05/18/2011
                                    It has got to be Spring!We have done all the right things. We waited the extended period for weather indicators that Spring was here.With every snowfall, we believed it would be the last one, or one "at higher elevations" (which would seem to include us as wel...
05/17/2011
A Study in Seismic EventsOne of the joys of a hobby conducted in real time is that it allows for periodic updates.My interest is in seismic activity of Utah - Yellowstone (the Intermountain Corridor). In an area that experiences around 700 seismic events per year, we have just experienced a quie...
05/16/2011
Spring - with promise of plentyAfter a rapid, if late, change of seasons, our backyard appeared to be a little bereft of activity, a vacuum, if you will.As much as nature abhors a vacuum, my wife does not like one either. Hence feverish activity, and a few trips to local nurseries."Our" garden no...
05/15/2011
Solution to writer's blockLike others who have a commitment to writing, I can be plagued by "writer's block like the best of them. Blank screens and wilting ideals could abound.With my promises to myself in ActiveRain I have not had such a major challenge.To wit - a recent nap time. I can now dr...
05/14/2011
Black cats, ladders and mirrors Today is Friday 13. It is the only  Friday 13 this year. My superstition level is fairly mild - unless I have it pointed out to me. I remarked a week ago that I was having a semi-terrific day and it appeared to me that I was getting in practise for Friday 13.My off...
05/13/2011
Amputees on the Move - Utah Amputees on the Move is a Utah support group that meets on the second Thursday of each month, at 7pm at the Intermountain Hospital in Murray UT. Today the second Thursday of May so I shall be attending this support group meeting in Murray.As a double above knee ampute...
05/12/2011
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