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October 5, 2023
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10/5/2023

Everybody loves zebras! Several years ago, we took a little grandkid to a zoo and when she saw the zebras her eyes got big and she blurted out. “Zeee-baaa!”

I bet “zebra” is one of the first fifty words most kids learn. If animals evolve to fit into a niche in the environment, did zebras evolve so toddlers would have something to say?.

September 27, 2023
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9/27/2023

July 20, 2023
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Remember how I was writing a post for every letter of the alphabet? Then I went to Newfoundland. 

I've got FOUR suggestions for S so will probably collpase them into one. I don't have suggestions for T and U and W and Y. If you want to suggest topics for those letters, .. the light is on and the drive-up window is open! 

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7/20/2023

June 8, 2023
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6/8/2023

Len and I are about to take a trip that’s been in the works since January - you know I will post about it when we get back. Meantime, here’s a story I wrote long ago that I still like and think about a lot. I probably should post this at Valentine’s Day but, hey, we’re at the letter Q.

June 2, 2023
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6/2/2023

Procrastination. Or how the American Revolution was won. 

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't grant him the serenity to accept the things he cannot change.” (Tweet by Bob Golen) 

P is the next letter to write about in this project to write an essay for every letter of the alphabet. Someone suggested Procrastination.

May 24, 2023
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5/24/2023   O is for Observation

Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) was a pre-telescope Danish astronomer who looked at the sky more precisely than anyone before him had done. He was obsessively careful about measuring what he saw and he studied the sky every night he could. To accomplish what he wanted he reinvented and fine-tuned the sky-gauging tools of his era – sextant and quadrant.

May 14, 2023
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If you haven’t read yesterday’s comments, go back to read some wonderful memories of peoples’ aunts and “aunts”.

May 13, 2023
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5/13/2023 

Reprint of old column from 5/22/2004 

Happy Mother's Day to all the women who raised us! 

May 10, 2023
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This was first published May 10, 2002

May 6, 2023
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5/3/2023

I will bet you real money I am the only person who will compare the 2022 movie "Nope" directed by Jordan Peele with the novel "The Yoga of Max’s Discontent" by Karan Bajaj.