Saturday, January 13, 2018

Winter Storm Warning


15 comments:

  1. listener said: "Driving rain, pea soup fog and people driving 80mph. Insanity! Back home we have Winter Storm Warning, Flood Watch, Ice alert, Heavy Snow alert, and they threw in an Extreme Cold alert just for good measure."

    Shouldn'tya just hole up somewhere, listener? I remember a coworker who told of driving through Idaho with her significant other, on the way to Minnesota (where she came from). They got caught in a thunderstorm, the likes of which she remembered, but her partner had never experienced. The followed a semi into the nearest town, which was rather small, and were debating whether to try for the bigger town further down the road when a telephone booth came tumbling down the street...which decided her partner that they were NOT going any farther, no matter what sort of place they had to stay in.

    --Alan

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  2. Gee-I didn't know the original recording of Piece of My Heart [Click] was by Erma Franklin, Aretha's big sister, and that
    Janis Joplin's [Click] was a cover. Not surprising, really--and both are really fine.

    --Alan

    P.S.: The above link to the Janis Joplin version is a bit easier to understand and has lyrics, but the
    JJ/Big Brother version [Click] is probably more familiar.

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  3. Gee-I didn't know the original recording of Piece of My Heart [Click] was by Erma Franklin, Aretha's big sister, and that
    Janis Joplin's [Click] was a cover. Not surprising, really--and both are really fine.

    --Alan

    P.S.: The above link to the Janis Joplin version is a bit easier to understand and has lyrics, but the
    JJ/Big Brother version [Click] is probably more familiar.

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  4. Wow!
    Brain Cells Share Information With Virus-Like Capsules[Click] “The Arc gene, which is critical for animals’ ability to learn from experiences, has an incredible origin story.”

    —Alan

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  5. So, I've got a new incarnation on Facebook as Sidney Lanier, mostly because when I signed up, I didn't know the Sidney Lanier Environmental Advocacy Team could register as a group.
    Mainly I joined Facebook because a lot of New Hamshire peeps who had been on DFA and were active in Democracy for NH ended up there.
    DFA continues to disappoint as a fundraising enterprise.
    Anyway, the other day I discovered that Charlie Grapski is still licking down in Florida and.among his friends I see Phil Specht, who's still writing the occasional poem.
    I'm conflicted. Shall I make contact. Mostly I limit "friends" to peple I actually know in real life.
    I guess I am conflicted because I am basically antisocial but the 2018 election is going to be so important that we need all old hands on deck.
    What do you all think?

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    1. I can't give any advice at all, Hannah; I don't do Facebook. I do think you meant to say that Charlie is still kicking, though.

      Alan in CA

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    2. I do Facebook and I see Phil's posts and respond to them. Not Charlie Grapski though, unless Phil writes something about him. I'm a definite 100% introvert and I don't mingle socially. I ran the local DFA for a couple of years, but I never felt we really accomplished anything much. I'm signed up to go to the local Women's March on the 20th. REALLY don't want to do it, but feel I must.

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    3. I see Phil every now and then. He'll comment on something on my page or I'll spot and comment on a poem or photo of his. God forgive me, I avoid poor Charlie.

      Don't know what to tell you about FB, Hannah. There are already a great many FB groups and pages for existing lefty, liberal, progressive and social democrat type organizations. These groups and pages already have flourishing communities, as do news orgs like Think Progress, Talking Points Memo, etc. Some pivotal individuals - Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth warren and Robert Reich for instance, also have thriving communities on their pages. Everybody is already working very hard. ORMA (Our Revolution Massachusetts)has already endorsed several local, county and state candidates, and elected a couple.

      Frankly, you're about a year late to the 2018 midterms party. You might be better served staying local and just using FB as an adjunct to e-mail and phone for staying in touch with NH folks.

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  6. I've been having problems for some weeks. Haven't been able to determine whether it's my mouse (which has been replaced with no noticeable improvement), my connection or the site. The most severe problems occur on Fun Trivia, though FB and to a lesser extent YouTube also seem sluggish and present mouse anomalies. Haven't noticed particularly here.

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  7. Those clouds the other day were very pretty, Listener.

    BTW it rained all last night, being Friday. Washed away all the insulating snow, and now the temps have returned from an unseasonable climb into the fifties and low sixties to highs in the low thirties and lows in the single digits. All most unsettling.

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  8. Currently have two books going, Fury of Fire, that action cum fantasy cum steamy romance I mentioned a few days ago, which is actually better than I anticipated, and Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, which I'm enjoying, though at times the style seems a touch casual for a serious biography.

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  9. Anybody hear anything from listener?

    Alan

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  10. Alan, those super black feathers are quite something.

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  11. The neuroscience findings are creepy!

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  12. Evolution is most interesting, no?

    Alan

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