Monthly Archives: December 2007

“The World Without Us”

   I just finished reading a fascinating book: The World Without Us, by Alan Weisman (St. Martin’s Press, 2007).  Perhaps I should qualify by explaining I also find geology books fascinating, and books about how things work, and I loved … Continue reading

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Moon hunger

   I miss the Moon.  Thanks to a LOT of rain and overcast skies, and my stay in the hospital, I haven’t seen her since she was a thin, waxing crescent.  Sunday night on the West Coast of the U.S.  … Continue reading

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Holiday correspondence

   One of the things I enjoy most about this time of year is that we often receive cards, letters, emails, or even phone calls from people we may rarely hear from.  We’ve also received photos, and in one case … Continue reading

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The wrong side of a hospital room . . .

    Over the years I’ve spent some time in hospitals, but except for a very brief Emergency Room visit it has always been as a visitor.  (Okay, I was there for our son’s birth, and there was a one-day visit for … Continue reading

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Accidental animal friends . . .

Our neighbors are very fond of animate, living things.  We live in a semi-rural version of suburbia, where it’s legal to have almost any sort of animal as long as you have enough room for them (and the neighbors don’t … Continue reading

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Hogfather (the DVD)

   I’ve already written about being a fan of the English author, Terry Pratchett ( https://judithornot.wordpress.com/2007/10/02/making-money-by-terry-pratchett  ).  In 1996, Pratchett wrote a book, Hogfather, about “a midwinter festival bearing a remarkable similarity to your Christmas.”  But this is the ancient festival, … Continue reading

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A just-for-fun blog quiz

Your Inner European is Italian! Passionate and colorful. You show the world what culture really is. You can find this quiz at http://www.blogthings.com/whosyourinnereuropeanquiz  . At least my husband will like the boots.  🙂  

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