Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Morning Edition 2456677

A switch from Geology-themed posts.
Wayne Ranney put up two great blog posts from Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday.

Here's the first one:

And here's the second one:

Sundance turns 30.

Astronomy inventor was a monk for 23 years, too.

The next article on John Dobson has a link to his LA Times obituary which I can't get because I've used up my quota of free articles.

I have a fond spot for Seattle--hence my wish they would win last night's game.  I have a fond spot for San Francisco, too, having spent time there each of the summers of 1966-67-68.  However, my fondness for Seattle outweighs that for San Fran.  I lived in Seattle twice, once in early 1970 and again in late 1970 and early 1971.  I intended to write a story about those times back then but time is too short this morning and, alas, the story will have to wait.  I was lucky enough, however, to find a photo of this iconic billboard from that time period.  I remember it so vividly.  If I had perhaps washed ashore there in Seattle in slightly better times, it is quite likely I would still be here.  Seattle is a great city and it's going to be fun to follow all the hoop-la as they make their second trip to the Super Bowl.  You will be hearing a lot about Seattle here on the Morning Edition for the next couple of weeks.

Sorry 'bout the short edition this morning--I have a very long, full day ahead and simply but get moving ASAP!  Happy Day, jp

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