Monthly Archives: September 2008

Mental Blocks

There is perhaps no scientific mystery more profound than the operation of the vast neural network we call the human brain. I was reminded of this yet again this morning by my mental processes during my walk, which ran counter … Continue reading

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Bad Day for Mouth Breathers

I actually walked twice today (more on that later), and the second time I was rather in a hurry, so perhaps I was walking more briskly than usual. In any case, I had picked up the pace enough to be … Continue reading

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Paving Paradise

The city where I live is a popular tourist destination, and this whole area is a favorite winter residence for “snowbirds,” mostly from the Midwest. Although the winter visitors tend to fill up the condos in Gulf Shores and Orange … Continue reading

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Walking Some, Not Thinking Much

Anyone who is still following this blog will have noticed I haven’t posted much lately. Partly that reflects the fact that I haven’t been walking as much (several rainy days), and partly it’s due to time pressure—too much other work … Continue reading

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Wall-climbing Squirrels

The other day when I was walking, I saw something I’d never seen before and almost couldn’t believe: a squirrel scurrying across the front face of a neighbor’s stucco house. When I told my husband, he was equally amazed, and … Continue reading

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Dotage

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had a birthday last week. Apparently it has made me not just older but actually a doddering idiot. I received a number of birthday cards. Given the uncertainty of the mails, the … Continue reading

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Aging and Relativity

Today I am nominally a year older. I don’t think I feel any older, but there are certainly times when I feel OLD! I hope I don’t look as old as I feel physically, but I’m pretty sure I look … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Gustav

Yesterday my brother in Japan emailed me to say that he’d been following my blog to find out whether he needed to be worried about us with regard to Gustav. “If you don’t post tomorrow, of course, I will assume … Continue reading

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