Snow, Snow, and More Snow
Couldn’t get out of the mountains today. What had originally been a forecast for good snowfall amounts this weekend turned into a major winter storm by late Saturday and Sunday. I-70 was shut down due to heavy snow and winds gusting to 70mph at elevation. At Loveland Ski Area, just up the road, they had 49” of snow in the past 72 hours! I don’t have any photos, but if you want...
Delicate snowflakes Float softly like memories Accumulating Mantling on...– gl
Who Knows Where The Time Goes – Eva Cassidy
Colleen and Bob
We buried Colleen and Bob this week. There is lot of sadness as different generations of our family lost either parents, grandparents or great grandparents. Feelings are always difficult to put into words, but I think the haiku below written last week by my daughter Emily sums it up most poignantly.
Fall turns to winter Hot tears turn to icicles Empty sky, full heart– Emily Wall
Putting The Bailout In Perspective. →
This is really disturbing. Someone needs to put a cork in the money bottle. I think most people see this not as a redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor, but a redsitribution of wealth from the middle class to the rich.
November freeze-up Ice fights water on the lake For cold surface rights– gl
Mad Men →
Why does this show mesmerize me? Part of the reason, I imagine, is that when I entered the advertising profession in the ’70s the industry had a certain celebrity embodied by the Mad Men series. Maybe I should summon a dormant alter ego, pour a drink at work and light up just to see what happens :-) Yeah…let’s have Mad Men Day.
Allen Telescope Array (ATA) Predicts First Contact... →
Spooky. This story is starting to sound a lot like the movie, Contact. Billionaire Paul Allen is playing the part of the movie’s S.R. Hadden. All they need now is someone named Ellie to run the show and look out. More information on ATA here.
The TED talk above was given by Charles Elachi, director of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. There is a lot of interesting information in here about the various Mars programs: Rovers, Phoenix, etc. It’s also been intriguing to watch the daily photos from Opportunity Rover as it starts new exploration after spending over a year inside half-mile-wide Victoria Crater. It is now on what...