Category Archives: Environment

On The Prairie

I used to live in a tract apartment on Prairie Avenue. Although the building was of fairly recent build, it was of inferior construction and was poorly insulated. During especially cold nights, frost formed on the inside of outdoor facing … Continue reading

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Reborn Again

Rainshowers and thunderstorms have finally resumed a somewhat regular pattern in my part of the world. Although total precipitation accumulation is still below average, the plant life is green and leafy. Dandelions are especially prolific around town this year. The … Continue reading

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Dark Skies

The meteor burned for about two seconds until its streak of light vanished. I reflexively glanced as it had appeared barely within my vision, in the east. The space rock must have been more massive than the average meteor but … Continue reading

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Upon Hearing HAL’s Song

For the umpteenth time, I watched Stanley Kubrik’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. This occured during a lull in activity this past weekend. The scene in which HAL the computer is being shut down became the prompt for today’s short post. … Continue reading

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Weedy

As springtime asserts more warmth, my thoughts turn towards finally improving my yard. I’m making tentative plans about flowering bushes and what barely passes for a lawn. In previous years, my house was a rental unit and my former landlord … Continue reading

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On Meteorology Day

The weather and the forecasting of it was a major interest of my late friend Doug. When he was much younger, he worked part time for the National Weather Service in Norfolk, Nebraska. His weather station gig was something he … Continue reading

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Happy Solstice!

“Solstice is the reason for the season, so it is our duty to pay respect to them.”–Unknown Those of us who are fascinated by the sky and the weather understand the basic natural mechanics of our planetary journey around the … Continue reading

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