Monthly Archives: August 2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A visit to the library.      About once a week, I walk up to the library and spend a couple of hours or so browsing through periodicals and seeing what librarians recommend through displays.  It’s a good library with knowledgeable … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Philosophy professor Dr. Ferm described dogmatists this way:  “A dogmatist is a person who stomps with both feet and pounds with both hands while he says, ‘It is!  It is!  It is!’  And how to reason or argue with a … Continue reading

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August 15, 2012

My friend Craig does not feel bad about negative experiences.  I remember his ideas when I become malcontent.  When we went to a bad restaurant, he said that it was all an adventure.  We would know not to do that … Continue reading

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First Post, Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A trinity of Western trees which call me:  Russian olive, aspen, cottonwood.  A trinity of Southern trees which call me:  crepe myrtle, dogwood, oak. When I arrived home from Colorado, I found July hot and steamy, as it should be … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A good book.  This week I finished Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements from Arsenic to Zinc by Hugh Aldersey-Williams.  It tells of chemistry’s role in history, geography, literature, the arts, language.  One reviewer wrote, “If only chemistry … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

August begins and ends on Full Moons, tonight and the 31st.  The Sturgeon moon looked here last night, but a check with the Almanac corrected me.  It will be good to have a full cycle of the moon during one … Continue reading

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