Friday, January 26, 2024

The Secret To A Longer Life?

After analyzing data from hundreds of studies of people in 59 countries, scientists determined people with more schooling tended to die later. Every additional year of education reduced mortality by 2%.

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Seeking Peace

In the news, Quiet Parks International, a nonprofit group is designating silent areas in nature, no human noise, and encouraging everyone to seek this silence. So I drove up to Yosemite alone, because they are advising us to avoid human noise.

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Monday, December 11, 2023


Hamnesk√§r, is a remote island, 5 miles west of the Swedish coast. It is known for its old lighthouse. Now the Swedish Gov’t has converted the housing the lighthouse keepers, families, and staff used to live in, into a hotel for vacationers.

Wanting to go there, I contacted the Manager:

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Monday, December 4, 2023

Environmental Sensitivity

The 28th Annual United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off this morning in Dubai, with an expected attendance of 70,000 participants. A prominent focus of the conference will be the phasing out of fossil fuels.

Eager to capture the significance of the event, I looked forward to conducting interviews with some of the attendees.

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

A Library Book Returned After 96 Years

A library book originally checked out in February 1927, “A History of the United States,” by Benson Lossing was recently returned to a Napa County, CA library.

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Surfing The Waves of Santa Monica

According to The World Surf League, Australian pro surfer Laura Enever broke the world record when she surfed a 43 foot wave in Hawaii in January.

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

Goodbye To Binkey

Recently, master repairman Joaquin Miranda, fixed the front lights to our home. But Joaquin had to return a day later, because the lights still did not work.

They didn’t work because Binkey the mouse had eaten the wires, and unable to digest them, he died. Why had he eaten them? He was determined to set a new Guinness Book Of World Records record for wires eaten at one time by one mouse, it was a bold effort!

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