Monday, April 16, 2007

Storm of a Century, for Aprils

Today's nor'easter produced more snow in Central New York than any other spring storm since record keeping began in 1902.

By mid-afternoon, Auburn had received 18 inches of snow.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Spring Cleaning at Sterling Nature Center

Sterling Nature Center

N 43° 22.706 W 076° 39.404

Along with 25 fellow geocachers took part in the Sterling Nature Center CITO event cache. Cleaned from the trail head of McIntyre Bluff to the Lake Ontario shoreline. Collecting over 40 bags of trash and a lot of stuff that wouldn't fit in the bags, like a washing machine and a tire rim.

Proved to be a fun adventure with good pizza and soda. The organizer, Mystery Nut, provided a keepsake reward.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

So it goes.

Kurt Vonnegut, the author of Slaughterhouse-Five, died today at the age of 84.

Vonnegut once said George W. Bush is so dumb it wouldn't surprise me if he thought Peter Pan was a washbasin in a house of ill repute.

In his last book, A Man Without a Country, a collection of biographical essays, Vonnegut concludes with a poem called Requiem.

It has these closing lines:

    When the last living thing
    has died on account of us,
    how poetical it would be
    if Earth could say,
    in a voice floating up
    from the floor
    of the Grand Canyon,
    "It is done."
    People did not like it here.