Author: Mike Garrity

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Fall Berries

It was in the high 50’s a sunny most of the weekend, so we spent most of the four days outside doing things like raking. We may not have had many acorns this year,...

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Splash

This weekend was Splash at MIT. Splash is a program where MIT and Harvard students teach classes which are attended by high school and middle school students.  Tom and Pete both went. Peter had...

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Owl & Hawk

We were headed out to the car this afternoon when we heard a loud screech. We looked up into one of the big willow trees and saw this owl. But it wasn’t the owl...

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Metropolis

We went to see Alloy Orchestra perform their score at a screening of Metropolis last night. Wow! It was amazing! We were in the second row and could look down into the pit to...

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CWRU

Tom and I are off visiting college again. Today we visited Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. It’s not a school I knew much about until recently, but it seems pretty once. Tom described it...

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Zeff Photo

Another of my favorite photo supply stores is closing. I took Tom into Zeff at the beginning of the semester to stock up for his photography course. We went through the door and headed...

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D7000

About 6 1/2 years ago I finally replaced my film camera with a digital camera. The older camera was a Nikon FG which I got in 1982. That was Nikon’s first SLR with auto-exposure...

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Trick or Treat, Part 2

We didn’t get any trick-or-treaters this year. Instead, these guys showed up: They slowly cruised down the street with a big spotlight aimed at the wires. Every time they found a branch tangled in...

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Trick or Treat

We got 3 or 4 inches of heavy wet snow Saturday night. It did a lot of damage because the trees hadn’t yet gotten ready for winter. The oaks in particular were hit pretty...

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Root Strikers

OK, it’s Halloween, so it’s time for a scary story. Do you want to know why Occupy Wall Street and the Teaparty movement are so angry? Lawrence Lessig explains in this video: Warning, it’s...