Category Archives: Environment

Monarchs

Even though the United States Constitution does not allow for royalty such as kings and queens, this area has had monarchs since long before the arrival of conquerors and imperialists from Europe. These ancient monarchs were probably labeled to honor … Continue reading

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Perihelion Is Tonight

January weather in North America seems counter-intuitive. Some of the coldest temperatures of the year occur around the early part of this month. If we reckoned temperatures by our distance from the Sun, our winter temperatures should be less severe … Continue reading

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It’s Winter Up North

Today is the December Solstice. South of the Equator it is the Summer Solstice and North of the Equator it is the Winter Solstice. In many cultures, this is officially the time we are told to begin observing the two … Continue reading

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The Big Stink

Jorge sniffed the air and winced. “It smells like fried Spam out here!” I smiled and added that there’s a lot of it and it’s gone bad. Whenever there’s a light breeze from the north northwest, the odors from the … Continue reading

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My Observations About LED Lighting

While on the road to Omaha yesterday, I noticed several new vehicles with defective daytime driving or running lights. These are the long or stylized arrays of LEDs (light emitting diodes) found on later model vehicles near the headlights that … Continue reading

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Squirrels And Me

A miniature, natural freak show exists just outside the window in front of my desk. Every single day, rain or snow or shine, squirrels exhibit their squirrely lifestyle behavior. Most of the time, I notice the activity that takes place … Continue reading

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Thoughtlessness

There are few things as infuriating than finding litter on the yard. At a minimum, each morning, I discover a beer can, or liquor bottle, or fast food packaging. Picking it up has become so routine that I crafted my … Continue reading

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