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We went to the park today to feed the ducks. There were baby ducks, too. Including this very little baby which kept wandering away from its parents. For some reason, everybody called it “Conrad”. I don’t know why.

Three (or four) birthday parties

A special day today – we were invited to three birthday parties! The first was the saka dawa celebration at the Buddhist Compassion Center.  Saka dawa commemorates the Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death.   This was a rather somber affair as birthday parties go, but the girls did get party favors and they met the […]


We took GC1 & GC2 out into the backyard this evening as night fell.  There were lots of fireflies to try and catch, and soon (probably attracted by the fireflies) several bats appeared and swooped among us.  A bunny rabbit was spotted out for late silflay, too.

Climate change

I don’t know what caused it, but it was 27° (81° F) here yesterday afternoon and this morning it snowed.

Brown County

The mornings are getting chill, the days shorter, the trees are taking on vermillion hues, and like the swallows to Capistrano, Hoosiers in south-central Indiana make their annual trek to Brown County. Well, we don’t live in Indiana, but Brown County is only about two hours away.  So we decided to take a day off […]

Aviation Heritage Festival

Today we went to the Aviation Heritage Festival at our neighborhood airport, Bowman Field.  As I have mentioned before, it’s a historic airport (hence the “Heritage” part of the title, I guess); the oldest continuously operating airport in the U.S.  It was also a huge hub of activity in the late thirties and forties. Some […]

The Birds

They’re here:

Storm smacks Louisville today

That’s the George Rogers Clark Memorial bridge in the foreground.  It opened in 1929 as the Louisville Municipal Bridge, and renamed in honor of Gen. Geo. R. Clark in 1949. The bridge is featured in the Bill Murray movie “Stripes” where he drives his cab to the middle of the bridge and throws his keys […]

Bernheim Fall Festival

Each year, the Bernheim Forest has a Fall Festival called “ColorFest”, and CVH dragged me down there this year.  Once I got there, I had a wonderful time.  When you live here in the Midwest, and the cold grey spectre of Winter begins to appear on your time horizon, everybody starts running around like crazy […]

Jug Band Jubileee

Today Louisville hosted the 10th Annual Jug Band Jubilee.  A good time was had by all. Jug Band music refers primarily to pre-WW II white people music, although I heard a lot of Mississippi blues this year.  I caught three of the bands (all the longer that my old butt can handle sitting out on […]