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Thursday, December 31, 2015

January 2016 Desktop Calendar

A child covered with a blanket stands on a beach near the town of Mytilene, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos. Thousands of minors are now fleeing their homelands without any family to protect them on their journey. According to Save the Children, the youngest child to arrive on his own in Sicily was aged just nine.
Photograph: Santi Palacios/AP

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday, June 21, 2015

No Going Back

The house looks like some sad, old bag lady with a purloined tiara but at least we've done something about our energy use. I'm not entirely sure when we offset the energy used to manufacture the panels, etc. but at the moment we're adding renewal energy to the electrical grid.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Tyranny of Technology

I hate this thing. It cannot learn that I want to control my own HVAC.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Winter Weary

Snowmen made by a clever parking booth attendant up at SU.

Monday, February 16, 2015

A Record Low

The airport recorded a record low of -17º early this morning while the reading from the cottage was -11º. It seems we continue to be one of the few islands on the globe with temperatures below, rather than above average.

I bundled up yesterday and ventured out. I took care of the birds and realized the conditions weren't nearly as bad as I expected.

I still wasn't sure how much exertion I should extend in the cold so I pushed some of the snow to the periphery. It also took considerably more effort to lift the snow with the extra layers of clothing I was wearing. In the end I was sweating and more worried about heat prostration than getting chilled!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 2015 Desktop Calendar

Harfian Herdi/Media Drum World