Monthly Archives: January 2014

Terminology and Definitions

EVOLUTION For reasons not altogether clear to me, some folks seem to think “evolution” is a dirty  word that is so evil that they forbid their children to utter it. The first definition of evolution I find listed in my … Continue reading

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Rosetta is Awake

  Europe’s comet chaser spacecraft, Rosetta, has been awakened from a 31 month hibernation after arcing beyond the orbit of Jupiter on it’s way to Comet 67P. Rosetta will arrive at the comet later this year and deploy a lander … Continue reading

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Moon Shadows on Neptune

  The image, above, is a composite of 4 images recorded by NASA’s Voyager spacecraft as it flew by Neptune on it’s way out of the solar system about twenty years ago. The information quoted, below, is taken from the … Continue reading

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Winter Harvest

The yield from our persimmon tree this year has been the best ever. The photo, above, shows the last of 4 “pickings” this year. There are a dozen or so more persimmons in the very top of the tree, and … Continue reading

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The Palimpsest Path

04 January 2014 The bike trail that I use for many of my morning walks is paved with asphalt, and sits atop an old railroad right of way that runs from near the beach all the way to Ojai, almost … Continue reading

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