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Sometimes extravagant, special places exist in our own backyard. How is it that they fade from our mind after time –(suppressed by the urgent chaos in our daily grind?)–and we forget about them until we revisit to entertain an out-of-town guest. Such was the case when my mother spent a couple weeks with us in […]

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Night skies are fascinating to observe. Even if I can’t identify all the constellations or galaxies like David can. I’m particularly mesmerized by the rings of Saturn when seen through a powerful telescope. And close up images of planets and the colorful swirling nebular clusters posted on Hubblesite.org. They blow me away. There’s a whole […]

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