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Blogging with a new MacBook Pro

June 18th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This week I made a transition to a new computer. It’s a new 15″ MacBook Pro, the latest update, purchased through the online Apple Store. It’s factory reconditioned, and was the first of the recent models that I’ve seen come through for sale. These reconditioned items are delivered “like new” and come with full factory […]

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Tags: Computers

Another damp morning in Kaaawa

June 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

It’s been cloudy and damp in Kaaawa all morning. It drizzled while we were out walking earlier, then rained hard soon after we got home. Since then, it’s cycled through rain-dry-rain periods. But I liked this photo from this morning and wanted to share it. Click for a larger version. [Canon 5D II, Canon 28mm […]

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Tags: Kaaawa · Photographs

Is it just going to get worse in the gulf?

June 18th, 2010 · 8 Comments

If you’re into doomsday scenarios worthy of Hollywood, here’s a rationally argued assessment of what might be happening in the Gulf of Mexico. This started as a comment left on The Oil Drum blog, spotted by Casaubon’s Book at Science Blogs, picked up by Mother Jones, and then broadcast by Information Clearing House. If I […]

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Tags: Business · Politics

Another week, another Feline Friday

June 18th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Yes, it is another Feline Friday. These photos are a little late, because I was a little short on cats, believe it or not. In any case, taking the lead is Ms. Wally, who was firmly ensconced in Meda’s lap after we got back from our walk this morning. Earlier this week, I treated Wally […]

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Tags: Cats · Photographs

Checking in with my father after a three-week absence

June 18th, 2010 · No Comments

I finally got to connect with my father yesterday, a little more than three weeks after my last visit. First there was our absence, a brief trip to the east coast, then the nursing home implemented a quarantine on his floor because of an outbreak of an intestinal flu that lasted over a week, and […]

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Tags: Aging & dementia