Monthly Archives: July 2010

Salt – Lake Eyre by Murray Fredericks

On the return flight from Sydney to Los Angeles, I watched a lot of television and film: “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding,” “Invictus,” “Wog Boy 2: Kings of Mykonos,” etc. Two documentaries really stuck in my mind, though. I have … Continue reading

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At Once Familiar and Strange

“Whole tribes of plants which first seem familiar prove on a nearer examination, total strangers . . and not only the species that present themselves are new, but most of the genera, and even natural orders.” — Botanist Sir James Smith (1759-1828) … Continue reading

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Aussie Photos – Part 4 (Birds)

Lisa and I are not birders. We like birds — mostly the pretty or unusual ones — and we frequently take snapshots of the birds we see while traveling. But we don’t have “life lists” of birds that we’ve seen. … Continue reading

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Kanye Talks to Diabetes

“Hey, Diabetes. Imma let you finish in a minute, but I just wanna say that Jeff has the most epic afterwork ride planned for tonight. So If you could just keep up, that would be the right thing to do. … Continue reading

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Australia Wants to Kill You (Aussie Photos – Part 3)

As we were preparing for our trip, we kept reading about all of the ways that we could die in Australia. Little did we know how many things could kill us there. Fortunately for us and the other foreign tourists, … Continue reading

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Second Thoughts on the Contador-Schleck Affair

I’ve had some more time to contemplate yesterday’s stage of the Tour de France. We had some conversations about it at work, Facebook and Twitter; and I had a bit of a think on my ride this afternoon. (There were … Continue reading

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Tours Great and Small… Plus that whole Contador v. Schleck thing

First off, I went for my first ride since before we left for Australia. I know, it’s been a while. I have been running, but I think I was rather not looking forward to how slow I was going to … Continue reading

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Windows 7

Every day I use Windows 7 is another day I’m happy I own a Mac.

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Aussie Photos – Part 2

  The first themed sets of photographs from our trip to Australia are now on Flickr: Indigenous Australian Art Eating our Way across Australia More are on the way soon!

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Where are the Pictures?

“Jeff, where are the pictures? We want to see what you saw. You’ve been back twelve days; how long can it take?” Once upon a time — you might even remember when — going on vacation meant waiting . . . and waiting . . . … Continue reading

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Goodbye to Jet Lag

They say — whoever They are — that to recover from jet lag it takes about a day for every hour of time difference. I think that They might be right. This morning we’ve been home for ten days, and … Continue reading

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Diabetes and the Aussie Adventure

We’re back from Australia — have been for about 30 hours. That, coincidentally, is about how long our Friday was. As always, the first night we slept soundly due to being completely wiped out by the trip home; but the … Continue reading

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Uluṟu Sunset

Well, I finally made it work. After striking out with the PC — more like deciding I didn’t want to stay up all night on vacation searching for Windows software to make the video — I fired up iMovie HD … Continue reading

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