Category Archives: Fun

Flowers and Trees, Green Lake, Seattle

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Last Sunday started out bleak and grey, but the afternoon was nice and sunny. I got some pictures of some hyacinths in our front yard, and of some lovely trees near Green Lake. Hope you like ’em pix!

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An EpiLOG to Pi day

So I told you my wife was planning a pie for dinner to celebrate Pi Day right? Well, she made not one but two pies! A savory pie, a “Moosewood Homespun Pot Pie” (all vegetarian), and a sweet pie, a … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day 2012!

Happy Pi Day, all !! What are you going to do to celebrate Pi Day? Last year my wife made chess pie! Let’s see what she comes up with this year (hint, hint!). Here’s a pointer to last year’s Quipshots … Continue reading

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Carolina Chocolate Drops – Great Musical ZooTunes evening

Last week K and I got to hear a Grammy winning group, Carolina Chocolate Drops, an old time string band from North Carolina.  This band started as a three-member band, with Rhiannon Giddens (banjo, vocals, fiddle, kazoo), Dom Flemons (banjo, guitar, … Continue reading

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Spelling Bees and Indian-Americans

Yesterday, Sukanya Roy from South Abington Township, Pa., won the at the 84th Scripps National Spelling Bee trophy. Find out more about this at the Evri page on the Bee . Here’s a good story from the Evri page: Pa. girl aces ‘cymotrichous’ to win … Continue reading

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Friends, Fun and Frolic at Seattle’s Folklife Festival

Last Sunday, K and I went to the Northwest Folklife Festival, and had a lovely time. We started with a shape-note singing group.  What are shape-notes, you ask? We turn to good ole’ Wikipedia, and learn that “Shape notes are a music … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossoms, University of Washington, Seattle

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Alexander McCall Smith in Seattle: On being born in multiple places, kindness to authors, Mwa Ramotswe and other matters

  Alexander McCall Smith in Seattle, April 2011 My wife and I got to see one of our favorite authors at the Seattle Public Library on Friday, April 1st. Alexander McCall Smith, author of several series of books, including the … Continue reading

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Why hold a raw egg when breaking concrete blocks? Oddities from Guinness World Records 2011!

People do the oddest things to set records, as you may realize when you see the records at http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39214864/ . But why? Why o Why? Why hold an egg when breaking concrete blocks with your arms/hands? Why make a record collection … Continue reading

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Beauty in the sky

From the simple-pleasures-of-life department: Came home today while it was still light. A glorious iridescent sunset — the house up the street had a wonderful pink halo! Mmmmmm. Life is good. #sunset #life

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