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February – To think

“Go to the winter woods: listen there, look, watch, and ‘the dead months’ will give you a subtler secret than any you have yet found in the forest.” — William Sharp (writing as Fiona Macleod), Where the Forest Murmurs William Sharp was born in 1855 in the town of Paisley, Scotland. He worked in a […]

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January To Think

Roald Dahl “If I had my way, I’d remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead.” Roald Dahl is the author of many beloved children’s books. Stories created by him include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda, and many others. Did you know that he was also a poet, […]

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Ivanhoe’s Black Balls

The Ivanhoe reservoir in In Los Angeles is actually a part of the Silver Lake reservoirs.  The Ivanhoe reservoir is separated from Silver Lake by a spillway. The lower lake was named after the 1906 Water Board Commissioner at the time, Herman Silver, and the upper bay was named after the Sir Walter Scott Novel, […]

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Olympic Medals

I guess any good blogger, at least any one worth their salt, would have a post about the Olympics. I mean, they only come around every two years. Yes, two years.  The winter and the summer games are staggered so we have them every two years. In 2018, we shall have the winter games. The highlight […]

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Con Man Movies and The Real Guys Who Inspired Them

  Chameleon Street What does a Houston Oilers wide receiver, a physician at Henry Ford Hospital, a lawyer in Saginaw, a first year medical student a Yale University, and an All-Star football player from the University of Michigan Have in common? Give up? I will tell you. They are same person. That’s right you heard […]

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Fort Churchill

(Authors note: ws goign through someolderposts and cme across this one. I have to admit I still love Fort Churchill, but by golly it is usually hot there.) In my recent travels, I stopped at Fort Churchill Historic Park in Nevada. I had been there previously but always with others, in particular children, so taking […]

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The Mystery Of Sandy Island

Sandy Island. An Island the size of Manhattan,  discovered in 1876,  had disappeared.   During the  25  day  expedition led by Maria Seton, a young scientist from University of Sydney,  to the Coral Sea aboard the Australian research vessel,  the RV Southern Surveyor.They noticed several maps showed a long black island where the onboard map showed […]

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New Hogan’s Dam

In 1907, it was a very wet year for the City of Stockton, CA and its surrounding towns. 21 inches of rain had already fallen when they received a 3-day deluge. There was flooding, some of it severe. On Tuesday, March 19, 1907, the swollen Mokelumne River spilled over its already saturated banks. Muddy water […]

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Cmdr John Mape KIA

In 1966,Cdmr John Mape took off from the aircraft Carrier, the USS Ticonderoga in another combat run. Piloting the  Douglas Attack Sky Raider (A-1H) Cmdr Mape and leading  “Mape’s Apes”  of the Attack Squadron 52, Carrier Air Wing 5, was to take part in Operation Rolling Thunder. During this operation the Ticonderoga’s air group delivered over […]

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Politicians and Kissing Babies

Let’s say you are the proud momma or poppa of a bouncing bundle of joy. You make sure you keep things germ free for the little tyke, you keep his clean as possible, him or her as clean as possible. Yes, possible because let’s face it, Jr can drool buckets and throw up an entire […]