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Redundant behavior, mindless clicking or purpose?
Friday, October 31, 2014      11 comments

I've spun the darned wheel now for almost 6 years. Clicked the pennants and watched the bonus wheel spin. What does it mean? Why do I do this? I don't pay attention to points; they exist in the vaporous world of the internet. Other tha... Read more
Validation of 6 degrees of separation
Tuesday, October 28, 2014      9 comments

Long time Sparkers may have read my old story (from 20 yrs ago) of my co-worker from Taiwan and my elderly neighbor from Taiwan. They never met. The 90 yr old man told me of being an officer in the Chinese Flying Tiger air group in WWII. Turned ... Read more
The city of brotherly love
Saturday, October 25, 2014      6 comments

Hey Sparkies, I'm still conferencing in my previous work habitat, Philadelphia. Learn, learn, learn. It's a big ego booster, something I sorely needed. I was surprised to hear how I've missed in this international health care community. I've... Read more
Hurricane Ridge
Monday, October 20, 2014      8 comments

Hurricane Ridge held some wonderful sights which simply do not translate in pictures. Glaciers, vistas of the Juan de Fuca Strait and trees are hard to photograph. Mt Rainer in the background ... Read more
Lake Crescent and Sol Duc Falls
Monday, October 20, 2014      3 comments

We visited multiple sites on the North side of the Peninsula. On the way to Sol Duc Falls Salmon run cascade ... Read more
Ruby Beach
Monday, October 20, 2014      4 comments

Perfect. Low tide, sunset, no fog and cold. Tide pool finds What I waited for ... Read more
Hoh Rainforest
Monday, October 20, 2014      3 comments

Quiet. For a suburbanite like me this was heaven. Peaceful, lush and fresh. The largest Sitka spruce in the forest. 250 feet tall and I don't know how big in circumference. It was THAT big ... Read more
Olympic Penninsula and Seattle, WA
Monday, October 20, 2014      2 comments

We spent 2 weeks in this glorious area. I managed to walk/hike/climb every day and get some leg muscles. Even my hip behaved which thrilled me. I took well over 2,000 pictures and I've only combed through half to narrow down my final set. Our... Read more
Off the grid
Monday, September 29, 2014      12 comments

I shall be off the grid shortly for some very well deserved R&R. No phones, no computers. Hiking, climbing to views unknown. Not leaving today but letting you know I'll be gone for several weeks.... Read more
Another beautiful day
Sunday, September 28, 2014      8 comments

A simple weather report for those in the Northeast....get outside. Sorry to any of you with clouds.... Read more
Dreams, prophesy or nightime decisions?
Thursday, September 25, 2014      7 comments

I don't remember dreams too often but when I do, they are memorable. Recent events along with my current bout of insomnia have made me acutely affected by several dreams. The one which pushed me over the edge of "Hey, wazup?" occurred 2 nights... Read more
Points blitz today...big brother Spark watching?
Wednesday, September 24, 2014      7 comments

I won a gazillion points today as well as goodie points. Hmm. Does the computer read the blogs? LOL have a great day.... Read more
Contemplating those Spark Points
Tuesday, September 23, 2014      7 comments

Do you have to be a winner to win big? I spin the darned wheel and get a few points. Then I click the flag of a team for another point or two. Hooray, I get a second pick. Another point or two. But ho, get a mega point click and I get all... Read more
A rolling stone and all those proverbs.
Monday, September 22, 2014      6 comments

I have gathered no moss! I managed to take 8,000 steps without leaving my house Saturday then added another 1,000 or so in the evening. Likewise on Sunday. We had our new shed delivered and I spent two days working on the inside to ready it... Read more
Thanks WATERMELLEN, for poking holes in my cheese!
Friday, September 12, 2014      8 comments

"indulging would trigger a full blown fat/salt/sugar simple carbfest . . . from which I might emerge after Thanksgiving and after Christmas and after Valentine's Day in or about May." Whoa! 2 nights ago at the peak of my latest crisis, I wa... Read more

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