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December 23rd, 2007
07:24 pm

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The green bottle bead is gone, given to a friend at work. She's blond and her eyes are blue but she likes wearing green. We'd spent an evening mounting beads with Argentium wire and then gave them all away. Dark beads for darkly beautiful friends, light beads for lighter friends and middling beads for those in the middle.

My favorite bead was the mushroom we gave D. and that largely for the slogan which goes with it. "They keep us in the dark and feed us BS." S got a carrot bead, for her brightness, charm and witty sense of humor. E got the subtle bead as she is one who can appreciate it. (Sadly we'll probably never see her again though she's the favorite of any of the friends our youngest has ever had in his life. Or maybe so, who knows?)

We had a plague of coyotes last month. Ms. TK lost a dozen chickens in one night (they came through 2 fences and into the chicken house to get them) and then four guineas were picked off one each on the next four nights. Suddenly she's taken an interest in learning to shoot a shotgun.

We watched "Stardust" twice and I wrote a short story about the leprechaun I might have met in the woods last month while I was planting ginseng. I highly recommend reading Eddie Lenihan's recent book "Meeting the Other Crowd", which is a collection of Irish folk stories to explain what that means.

One of Eddie's favorite quotes is the one from the lead in to his 2006 NPR interview. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5286174

"If you were to suggest to most people today, that the fairies exist, you'd nearly be laughed at," Lenihan says. "I'll guarantee you that a few years, and I'll be alive to see it and you'll be alive to see it, and you won't be old, and I won't be old, that if you say you believe in God, you'll be laughed at. In this country at least it's almost come to that."

Otherwise life is the same as usual at the end of the road.

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September 9th, 2007
04:49 pm

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If its not one thing its another!
-or so said Rosanna Rosanna Danna, some years ago. I still don't have the workshop set up yet. Read more...Collapse )

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July 1st, 2007
02:04 pm

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Stephanie Miller and a rainstorm, both underwhelming...
I had to drive in to town today (40 minutes one way) to get Ms. TK some necessities and so listened to the radio. Reception was poor, probably because of the lightning (The "storm" if you can call it that dumped all of a tenth of an inch into the WalMart parking lot. Big whoop.) Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed

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June 30th, 2007
11:39 am

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Indoor week
Since Ms TK's surgery (minor and elective so don't panic) I've had to stay in the house with her much of the time. The plethora of outdoor projects go undone, but are not especially missed as I've had enforced time to read and learn. Since huge blocks of reading time tend to bore me I've been doing some more specific research for the bits and pieces of needed background for the story I've been calling "My Mother's Harp". Read more...Collapse )

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June 14th, 2007
10:41 pm

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More quakes!
I can understand how the world would essentially ignore a few quakes around the Caribbean or even a fairly big one off the coast of Central America. But the past couple of weeks there has been unusual activity in Alaska and up the West Coast which looks like it may be leading to a really big one.
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I asked Ms. T's sister if they lived sufficiently higher than the Pacific water level and the answer was "Sure, we live 300 feet above the water, but its at the top of a bluff so we hope the ground doesn't give way." Eerie!

Current Mood: curiouscurious

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May 30th, 2007
09:53 pm

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Unusual Earthquake Swarm!
This is really strange. For the past few days I've been watching an earthquake swarm near Puerto Rico. I wonder whether it will just die away or will result in a bigger quake? Click the map to get a closer look. MAP

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May 29th, 2007
07:10 pm

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Meteorites!
Today I got 2 small meteorite pieces in the mail. (That is a lot safer than having them rain on you from the sky!) They are from the Sikhote-Alin meteorite fall. The S-A meteorite fell near Vladivostok on February 12, 1947.

I noticed this page's links leading to the individual pieces were set to the fragments page instead, so here is the link to the other page. Link The links to the fragments page worked OK.

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May 26th, 2007
08:46 pm

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Family reunion...
Ms TK and I went to our family reunion today. I could talk endlessly about it but I'm afraid no one outside the family would be interested about all the details of how Uncle W and Aunt J met, where our scrappy fighting nature came from, how Cousin D rebuilt his tractor and how one of the uncles was nearly shot by bootleggers 60 years ago.

When we came home I did take another photo of Finnegan the goat, who's not at all as little and cute as he would like us all to believe. Read more...Collapse )

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May 24th, 2007
07:49 pm

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Some catching up on the LJ
Sunday we visited with D and J. D is a sixth generation stone cutter among other accomplishments. I don't have the words to describe some of the complex and amazing projects he's made using hand hewn sandstone. Read more...Collapse )

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May 12th, 2007
08:48 pm

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OK. DSL but no router!
They changed our IP address in the process of fixing the DSL server so our LAN is still down. Netgear site is busy tonight so I can't change router settings, not that we really need an LAN unless the kids come to visit.

Ms. TK got me some horsetails yesterday so tomorrow I've got to plant them down by the pond before they dry out.

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