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Portrait of an Eagle

Have you seen this picture from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter? That little white dot casting the big shadow is the bottom half of the LEM that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed in 40...


Tadpoles: The Saga Begins

A week or two ago we found a lot of tadpoles and decided to bring a few home. We brought home 50 tadpoles and they are very interesting This is where we found our...


Beef Stroganoff

This is a family favorite recipe. It also happens to be the first thing I cooked for Mike when we were first dating. I originally copied the recipe down into a spiral notebook from...

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Playing Hooky

Chris & I took the day off and went hiking up Great Blue Hill. It was a beautiful day. Sunny, about 88 degrees. The blueberries were ripe and we met a couple of deer...


Pan Fried Whiting

In addition to the two flounder we also got ten whiting this week for our CSF. Here they are before the cleaning etc. With this many fish we decided to keep it pretty simple...

It Was 40 Years Ago Today 0

It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Liftoff! This is the cover of the scrapbook I put together that summer when I was 10. I clipped articles out of the newspaper every morning and pasted them into this scrapbook. We were...

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Coder Girl

We ran into this music video by Dale Chase on YouTube today. We all thought it was pretty good. It’s nice to see someone write hiphop about girls who do the sort of things...

The Big Picture: Apollo 11 0

The Big Picture: Apollo 11

The Big Picture is the Boston Globe’s photoblog. It’s really wonderful. They often have some great collections of photos. For example, today they have this collection of photos from the Apollo 11 mission.

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Here’s another interesting flower from our garden: It’s called crocosmia. I don’t think it’s really supposed to be hardy in our zone (zone 6), but our plant has consistently returned year after year putting...