Monthly Archives: June 2016

Good Morning Sunflower

I noticed yesterday afternoon as Terry and I were leaving to meet friends for dinner that one of my sunflower plants had bloomed.  We made it home just before sunset when I was able to snap a photo of the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Risen (2016) 3.5 Stars

Risen Released: 02/19/2016 Watched BluRay: 06/23/2016 Directed by: Kevin Reynolds Story by Paul Aiello My Rating:  3.5 out of 5 stars Brief Plot Synopsis (via IMdb): In 33 AD, a Roman Tribune in Judea is tasked to find the missing … Continue reading

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Best Novel Hugo Nominees: Two Down, Two To Go

This week, I finished two (2) of the five (5) nominees for this year’s Best Novel Hugo Award.  I started a third one immediately, which leaves me just one left after that. I enjoyed reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik until … Continue reading

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Wildflower Garden Update

Last fall, we had some landscaping done on the east and north sides of the house. The south side just had some fill dirt graded against the foundation and a cherry try planted between the apple tree and the fence. … Continue reading

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The Majority of Americans Can’t See the Milky Way Anymore

http://gizmodo.com/the-majority-of-americans-cant-see-the-milky-way-anymor-1781756700?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_twitter&utm_source=gizmodo_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/06/pawnee-sky/486557/ Light pollution update.  Not looking good for looking up for 80% of us in the United States.

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Watching the Best Dramatic Presentation Long Form Hugo Nominees 2016

Last night I finally sat down and watched the last nominee in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form for the 2016 Hugo Awards. Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form (2904 nominating ballots) Avengers: Age of Ultron written and directed by Joss … Continue reading

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Portable Puzzling

I remember spending time with my grandmother putting together large landscape jigsaw puzzles as a child.  I have always had exceptional pattern recognition abilities, probably a direct result of my photographic memory.  Whether it’s puzzle pieces or star hopping using … Continue reading

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