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Air temperature 65 F, dew point 63, calm, scattered clouds for the newspaper walk. Lawn needs mowed.

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One possible varying hare (snowshoe rabbit) at my first Interstate crossing, mile 7. Remains fragmentary, but fur color looked right.

Cattail heads filled out and dark brown, thistles in fluff. Thrice-damned purple loosestrife rampaging across the land.

Got out on the bike in advance of threatened showers. Did not die.

15.26 miles, 1:15:03

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I wonder when the army will get around to renaming Fort Bragg and Fort Hood.

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Air temperature 62 F, dew point 61, wind south about 5mph. River fog oozing out of its valley. Bike ride soon.

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If you make a comment on the local newspaper site that uses the label certain groups wear with pride, the label the paper uses in its article, your comment gets blocked by the paper for offensive content . . .

A metaphor

Aug. 14th, 2017 08:02 am
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The lot where that house used to stand down the street has been regraded, with loam, mulch hay, and seed over the carnage. The place used to have an aggressive stand of Japanese knotweed, invasive alien that some people thought was ornamental. The landscaping scraped that clean.

It is sprouting through the mulch.

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Air temperature 56 F, dew point 54, wind SSW about 5 mph, scattered clouds. We advance on the midpoint of another month, with little to show for it.

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I have decided that a significant population on the internet is not actually trying to communicate with me, and is instead sending coded messages to other members of their "cell."
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One woodchuck fleeing in the cemetery, one startled chipmunk vanishing into the roadside brush near the experimental farm.

No eagles at my overlook site, but heavy construction along the hydro dam there and the water drawn down. Probably not a good fishing spot right now.

Ragweed blooming . . .

Got out on the bike before afternoon showers could move in, upriver and then inland a bit while staying within range of shelter. Thunderstorm has blown through since I got home. Did not die.

30.10 miles, 2:30:08

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“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
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Air temperature 65 F, dew point 64, wind SSW about 5 mph. Overcast adding gloom to the general scene. Bike ride maybe.

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O brave new world, That has such people in 't!

Gray again

Aug. 12th, 2017 08:30 am
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Little rain overnight, drying off for the newspaper walk. Air temperature 63 F, dew point 61, wind SSE about 5 mph.

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Air temperature 62 F, dew point 59, scattered clouds, wind south about 5 mph. The invisible man vanishes.

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Chainsaw and aerial truck at work on a couple of largish trees down the street, with wood-chipper continuo.
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