Monthly Archives: September 2012

VEB Feingeratebau 9362 Drebach/Erzg. GDR

How many of you remember the GDR? Anyway,  people from there made my barograph and the next time you need one I recommend you buy from them. Mine has worked perfectly for 30 years. She has worked perfectly but I … Continue reading

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The Dolphins Escape

Hey it’s the weekend and you know what that means – yep another super typhoon. When it comes to typhoons, hurricanes, tempests, cyclones and such, I now have a lot of ‘been there done that’ credit. This one is called … Continue reading

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Thanks Juna

Juna Kurihara is a very nice person. I first met her when she worked with me at Stanford. She was  young and  an intern doing scientific illustration. She was very and still is very good at her job. http://www.science-graphics.net/ She … Continue reading

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Oo, baby, here I am, signed, sealed, delivered, I’m yours!

So I go to like sign, but more seal, the rental contract for the house by the sea. The rental people are the model of restraint and patience. We are immediately served with cold tea but this time with optional … Continue reading

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I Started Out On Burgundy

I have watched birds since my mid twenties but in a sort of desultory way. I had binoculars and kept a list but I was a lazy birder in that when it came to really putting in the work and … Continue reading

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I’ll Tell my Ma

Another night in Smugglers in Naha with the best Trad Irish band in Okinawa – The Islanders. For the first time for er some time, we have a full line up. 2 fiddles, 2 flutes, strong guitar and stronger percussion. … Continue reading

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Failure is the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Hmmm, so I finally abandon my garden project. It is just too hard to grow stuff here unless I suspect, you have several generations of  understanding of what to plant when and where. Virtually everything I planted was either; scorched … Continue reading

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