Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sand Under a Microscope

Beautiful and amazing! Looks like a little rock collection, which I guess it actually is ūüôā

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Sun-Dappled Silver

Maple, that is.¬† As in the silver maple tree in our backyard. Something about the pattern of sunlight splotches and¬†scaly bark caught my eye.¬† This old tree is a veteran, a real survivor.¬† The power company comes through every ten … Continue reading

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Watching the “Up” Documentary Series (Film #3, 21 Up)

Over the weekend I watched the third film in the “Up” series.¬† All the original seven-year-olds are back and are now age 21. I started writing this post on Saturday; today is Wednesday.¬† In a couple of days I’ll be … Continue reading

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A walking tour of the Milwaukee River’s bridge houses

Two weeks ago I posted about getting stopped at the Wisconsin Avenue drawbridge in downtown Milwaukee.¬† I was able to illustrate that blog post with two photographs of bridge houses that I found online, but¬†those were¬†basically the ONLY¬†photos I could … Continue reading

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Watching the “Up” Series (#2, 7 Plus Seven)

This weekend I watched the second film in the “Up” series, 7 Plus Seven.¬† Last week I watched¬†(and wrote this blog post about) the first film, Seven Up.¬† Six more films to go on my way to 56 Up, the … Continue reading

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Watching the “Up” Series (#1, Seven Up)

Several years ago, in one of those serendipitous moments that can occur only in the physical world (i.e., not online), ¬†I stumbled across a film in the documentary section of a Blockbuster video store, 49 Up.¬† I realized at once … Continue reading

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A pause for river traffic at the Wisconsin Avenue drawbridge

One of the joys of living in a city with a navigable river is encountering its drawbridges.¬† Around noon yesterday I happened to be two cars back when the Wisconsin Avenue bridge was raised to accommodate one of the larger … Continue reading

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