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    Missed me?

    I haven't been here in quite some time so the new folkies won't know me.  I'm not a cp'er, per se, anyway.  But those in close recent contact with Tamlin know what I've been up to.  He has been a trooper (apology's to Copper) & suffered through my new store opening & is continuing to help out in...
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    Stop, go look at the moon - now

    We interrupt this presidential race & world series for a total lunar eclipse.  If you haven't checked it out yet, go look.  It is just beginning as I post this.  It will be visible from most of the Americas, clouds permitting.  This will be the last total lunar eclipse until 2007 so try to catch...
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    A short, interesting article about ... hamsters

    Another entertaining thing I found in the NY Times.  This is not what you might think from the start of it.   http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/31/opinion/31mcenroe.html?th Enjoy!
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    100 years ago

    In 1904 ... The American flag had 45 stars. Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Hawaii, and Alaska hadn't been admitted to the Union yet. The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was 30!!! Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented. There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day. Two of...
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    I just have to ask one more time

    My hard drive crashed Friday.  As terrible as that was, one good thing was that I had a few of my important files printed out on hard copy.  But not all.  Nor did I have them backed up elsewhere.  I was intending to get to that, esp. since the last time the computer started acting up - but just...
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    The full moon is friday

    According to recent - not ancient - folklore, the second full moon in a calendar month was considered a blue moon.  Anyone else ever heard this?  Then check out this link  -   http://www.infoplease.com/spot/bluemoon1.html Older history says it's the 3rd full moon in a season where there are 4...
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    Happy birthday, microphone mark!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!    microphone mark  (How did you get that name, anyway?) Hope you are getting the most out of today!
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    Invasive species in your backyard - or aquarium!

    I got my computer back today!  Yay!  Can you tell? I came across this link on the Natural Resources Defense Council site (just donate to their cause & you, too, could get mail from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.)  but they have some interesting stuff there.  I am trying to get rid of a multifloral...
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    Cicada mania

    If you are younger than 17 then this will be a first for you.  This is the longest lived insect in the world and we have them right here in the northeast.  Check out this site then go out & look around for them.  www.cicadamania.org Awesome        What a fascinating world we live in,eh?    
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    An idea to stamp out extinction!

    Just found this article about Dr. David Smith.  Very inspiring.     http://nature.org/magazine/spring2004/people/art12034.html
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    Orchid Show

    Just learned of an orchid show at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua, NY.  It started today, in fact.  It will be going through until Sunday.  We'll be going tomorrow.  Here's a link to the gardens.   http://www.sonnenberg.org/index_frames.htm
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    a Jurassic Age tree

    Just came across this interesting article of a recent discovery in Oz of a tree once thought long extinct.  For your further elucidation: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3139450.stm
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    solar eclipse

    There will be a solar eclipse this Sunday (the 22nd).   This is the one not to watch directly, you can burn your retina - and that is definitely not a good thing.  I haven't been able to find out where the best viewing will be (through a filter, of course).  How about it, Andrew?  Will any of us...