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Not just a computer geek.
Interests: travel, astronomy, buddhism, history of science and technology, computing, space exploration, natural history, visual arts, birds, psychology, philosophy, railroading, history of maritime exploration, early u.s. history, green things, some blue things
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Posted Mar 23, 2019 at Steel Geraniums
Being fans of Sissy Spacek, we recently watched the 1980 movie, "Coal Miner's Daughter", the life story of singer Loretta Lynn. Royal Hudson locomotive 2839, in its Southern Rail guise, and can be seen in operation in two scenes of the movie. To borrow from Wikipedia ( The term Royal... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Steel Geraniums
The photograph is of a small statuette, a bust of a woman, stern and "Menonite-looking", which was referred to in the previous post. Teri-Kay saw and purchased this bust in a thrift storer because it reminded her of a character from the book Ethan Fromm, which she had read years... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Steel Geraniums
"Ethan Frome" is the title of a movie we watched this evening, and the title of a book by Edith Wharton. My girlfriend, Teri Kay, found a small carved bust of a woman at a local thrift store. The woman, stern and stoic, with her hair pulled back tight under... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2016 at Steel Geraniums
Obituary Joseph F. Fowler Mr. Joseph F. Fowler, 81, formerly of DeWitt, Iowa, originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, died Friday morning, February 26, 2016 at Kahl Home senior living facility in Davenport, Iowa. Joseph Fredrick Fowler was born July 14, 1934, in Sault Ste. Marie to Joseph Lloyd and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2016 at Steel Geraniums
I welcome myself back to blogging, after a lapse of several years. I have no general theme in mind for "bewildermint". Onward. Enjoy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2013 at bewildermint
I have long enjoyed a podcast and American Public Media radio program formerly called "Speaking of Faith"(SOF), now called "Krista Tippett on Being" (or just "Being"). This evening I listened to a series of Krista reading excerpts from her book... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at View from my perch
A friend of ours was recently walking her granddaughter's pet Chihuahua "Chica" when a Red-tailed Hawk swooped down and landed on a nearby street light. It watched the little dog intently. Soon realizing that little Chica might be on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at View from my perch
If you're like me, you're amused by wine descriptions like " ...tangy flavors of pineapple, peach, charred oak, butterscotch and a tobacco note ...". But, at least in the case of wines from Chateau Ste. Michelle, that tobacco note may... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at View from my perch
Now for something completely different. It's the Cow Catapult Game! Since the instructions are in German, a little translation is in order: On the catapult with the left mouse button click, and the button down hold, then it release. The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2010 at View from my perch
If you're looking for great online literature, try They have thousands of free online classics of reference, literature and nonfiction. "The preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2010 at View from my perch
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