Published on January 11 2008

I love that attitude. A good match for the man's altitude. Edmund Hillary, first atop Everest, dies
Hillarys life was marked by grand achievements, high adventure, discovery, excitement — and by his personal humility. Humble to the point that he only admitted being the first man atop Everest long after the death of climbing companion Tenzing Norgay. He had pride in his feats. Returning to base camp as the man who took the first step onto the top of the worlds highest peak, he declared: "We knocked the bastard off."

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Published on January 7 2008

"Next class" has begun.
This course addresses the inseparable connection between warfighting and society. It examines societal advances that have significantly influenced the military strategy and tactics as well as political, economic, and technological changes during wartime.
I'm already drooling (and horrified by) over the *extensive* reading list. This professor also has quite the website set up for our use-- I think this is really going to be a course to dig into! :-D I also think one of the projects is going to be worth some work.
By the start of week five, students will make a comprehensive submission of an original memorial along the lines of those at the Sites of Memory webpage (http://sites-of-memory.de). Students will choose a memorial not yet available at the Sites of Memory webpage from near where they live, photograph it, and analyze it in class based on the instructor's essay on "Deconstructing Historical Markers" http://sites-of-memory.de/main/deconstruction.html) and other readings recommended by the instructor as appropriate.
I think a roadtrip to the High Ground might be in order, but that's only first kneejerk reaction. I also have another idea, but I'm not sure yet if it would meet the requirements. More on the way.

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Published on January 6 2008

Well....on the tube, anyway. I won't actually be at Lambeau, hehehehe. But I also won't be working during the game!! Packers.com » News » Stories » January 5, 2008: Packers To Play Seattle On Jan. 12
With their win over the Washington Redskins on Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks earned a trip to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional playoffs on Saturday, Jan. 12. Kickoff is slated for 3:30 p.m. CT. The other NFC Divisional game will be the following day, Jan. 13, in Dallas, also at 3:30 p.m. CT. The winner of Sundays New York Giants-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game will take on the Cowboys.

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Published on January 2 2008

Mad will be happy to know that Winter has finally arrived in south Georgia. The low tonight is 18 degrees. That's RAW 18 degrees without wind chill calculated in. Now for those of you not familiar with what 18 degrees does to the southern states, by comparison it would be like -20F to Wisconsin. In other words it might as well be zero degrees on the Kelvin scale because all activity as we know it here in the south will cease. All we need now is snow! Boy that would really liven things up around here!  Overnight: Clear, with a low around 18. North northwest wind around 5 mph. Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 46. Wind chill values as low as 13 early. North northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

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Published on January 1 2008

...what we do for entertainment on cold winter days in da frozen Nort. Yeah. We go swimming. All in good fun, and a great fundraiser for various charities around the area. But these people are nuts. (P.S. These were taken with the new Nikon, so please excuse the nasty case of the blurries. This autofocus stuff is sooo 21st century to me, although I'm quickly becoming addicted. Automatic ISO shift, anyone?? :-)) )

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Published on December 31 2007

Before I toddle off to bring in the NewYear driving a humongous stationary piece of machinery (and, incidentally, to enjoy a Prime Rib potluck dinner at said place of employment!), I want to wish everyone the happiest of New Years. What a year of change it's been.... May 2008 be even better than 2007!! Crabby hopes it will be, too.....

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Published on December 27 2007

Okay. Christmas is over. It can stop snowing anytime now. ( I can hope, can't I?)

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Published on December 24 2007

Isaiah 9:2-6
2. The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. 3. Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. 4. For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, as in the day of Mid'i-an. 5. For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. 6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

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Published on December 24 2007

Well, now that I have the snow (more or less) blown away, and Big Bertha is back in the stable until the next blizzard, I can finally answer this question. I have not a clue how much snow we actually got. It blew around so hard that the groundcover ranges anywhere from 2 or 3 inches to 2 or 3 feet. Take a look at RustyBird parked in the drive between the houses. Yes, some of the snow on the passenger side is snow I pushed off the roof of the car, but most of it is drift.
That's easily a 3-foot drift. And it goes all the way through the backyard to the garage like that. My garbage cans were completely buried. A little shot of the front of the house, looking across the street. You'll notice the plows went through and buried my front walk. Again.
I think I'll just make visitors climb the snowbank. It'll give them a taste of the north. ;-)

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Published on December 22 2007

As of 1 am, 4" and coming down heavy. Bet I know what I get to do first thing tomorrow morning! Yep. Take pictures of the pretty winter. As I push Big Bertha (the humongous drift-eating snowblower) around. 7-Day Forecast for Latitude 45.47N and Longitude -89.71W
Overnight: Periods of snow with widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 20. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around 6 inches. Sunday: Periods of snow with widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Temperature falling to around 16 by 5pm. West northwest wind between 20 and 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of around 6 inches.

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