Monthly Archives: July 2012

Movie Review: The Desert Fox (1951)

The Desert Fox (1951) 4 out of 5 stars I nearly jumped for joy when DirecTV announced the arrival of a ‘new’ HD channel to their line-up:  TCM (Turner Classic Movies).  I much prefer to watch ‘old’ movies when I … Continue reading

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Adopting Alexis

Terry started surfing PetFinder a couple of months ago, looking to adopt a female Rottweiler close to Apollo‘s age (he’s six).  While Apollo seemed to be less depressed about Roxy’s passing, he still wasn’t eating enough or getting enough exercise.  … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Liberty and Lincoln

I receive a electronic newsletter from the Kansas City Public Library, usually on Sunday afternoons, alerting me to any special events hosted or sponsored by the Library in the coming week.  All three signature events tugged my interest, starting with … Continue reading

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A Triple Line-up in Triple Digit Heat

Despite a withering 103 degree temperature during the seven o’clock hour yesterday evening, I drug out my telescope and camera gear to the backyard in anticipation of an early evening planetary and lunar line-up.  Terry grilled some chicken while I … Continue reading

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Sally Ride: Flying to Space, and Beyond

I heard the news of Dr. Sally Ride’s passing when I got home from work last night. I stared, stunned and saddened, at my tablet’s screen as I read about her 17-month battle against pancreatic cancer. Her name took me … Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Conspirator (2011)

The Conspirator (2011) 4 out of 5 stars At one point in my life I probably knew that the first woman executed in the United States was a member of the ring of conspirators who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Teapot Steam

My dad contacted me Thursday to coordinate conveyances for our weekend astronomical adventure, thinking we would be attending the monthly ASKC club meeting, but he was a week early. Since I had mentioned earlier in the week a desire to … Continue reading

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