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Squirrel!

I’ve written movingly and at great length about my old adversary, the squirrel.

Well, OK, maybe just at great length.

I’ve never before shown this villain in action.


If you’re wondering about the link on “my old adversary,” it’s to a clip from “The Hunt for Red October.” Check out the 1:00 point of Captain Ramius’ address to his submarine crew.

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National Treasure #157: Muskoxen

They’re a tad short in absolute terms: That’s the first surprise.

They . . . stand about 130 cm high . . . (Ed’s note: The height of an average 8- or 9-year-old human, give or take ) – Canadian Encyclopedia

Moreover, they’re a tad short for their weight.

They  . . . weigh 180-270 kg . . . (Ed’s note: That average 8 or 9-year-old human weighs about 27 kg)

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Philosophy 101

What’s this?

A new subscription to my blog?  And from a stranger?  Hurray!

I knew I was doing something right.  If I just kept at it, it was only a matter of time until I started growing my audience.  Next stop?  Not fame and fortune, exactly, but maybe fame: Isabel, Geriatric Blogger.

What a warm validation of what I do.  Of who I am, really.

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Clark’s Lookout, MN

I don’t remember when I first heard of Lewis and Clark, but I have a clear memory of their expotition from my first trip to Astoria – Dismal Nitch and all – before the turn of the millennium.  Astoria was one end of their great out-and-back trek.  I’ve also been to Harper’s Ferry – at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers – where they received their weaponry, and through St. Louis, where they launched the Corps of Discovery Expedition.  Having been to those defining points, I have some sense of connection with these guys.   Continue reading

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The Although-Comma

Although, many of his photos are geological . . .
Wikipedia entry on John Tuzo Wilson
(pre-edited version)

“Although what?” I wonder.  Is this an incomplete segue from the previous sentence?  A glance back confirms my impression: No.

I think I know what’s happening here, but I scan ahead to be sure.

Although, many of his photos are geological—details of rocks and their structures or panoramas of large formations—the bulk of his photos are of the places, activities, and people that he saw on his travels.

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