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I Once Was Young And Now …

November 12th, 2011 · No Comments · history, joke, life, travel

On weekends I generally try and get things done that I do not get to during the week, both at work and in my on-line classes I teach. However, almost always I am able to avoid accomplishing too much by wandering over to youtube and getting side-tracked in watching video’s. While I am wasting time […]

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A Solar Eclipse Is Much More Than Just A Visual Experience

July 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment · 2009 china solar eclipse, travel

“First Contact!”    The shout came from the group of professional astronomers and experienced amateurs who were collected at the edge of the plaza at the local Wuhan University which our group had reserved to watch the eclipse.    Excitement increased among the crowd of ninety Eclipse Chasers who had traveled from all over the United […]

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Shanghaied

July 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments · 2009 china solar eclipse

I am sure no-one is particularly interested in the trip details from Washington DC to Shanghai, assuming anyone is interested in what I am writing at all, so will keep this short.   We were up by 4am to leave by 5am to pick up my younger daughter, Tamar, at 5:30am, to get to Dulles […]

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WHAT I DID FOR MY SUMMER VACATION

July 12th, 2009 · No Comments · travel

On Monday, July 13th at 8am, my wife Ellen and my two daughters, Miriam and Tamar, and I are getting on a plane at Dulles Airport.  Approximately 18 hours later, we land in Shanghai, China at 1:55pm, July 14th. Eight days later we hope to see the longest total solar eclipse in this century, slightly […]

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