Archive for June 2020

sweet summer days

Summer days and summer music, funny  how memory works sometimes. There was a song in my head, or a fragment of a song–sweet summer days, sweet summer days–but I could not remember the rest of the song or who had done it. Yes, there  is a song “Sweet Summer Days”  and it’s a very good song,... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Alan Turing---June 23, 1912

Happy Birthday, Alan Turing---June 23, 1912
June 23 is the birthday of Alan Turing–one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.  A mathematical and computer genius,  he  saved countless lives in World War  II  by breaking the Nazi Enigma Code. His work paved the way to modern weather modeling, and even the computers and smartphones we use today. Sadly, he was... Read more »

Sunshowers, or the Tiger's Wedding

Sunshowers, or the Tiger's Wedding
The remnants of Tropical Depression Christobal produced a brief period of torrential, almost horizontal,  wind-driven rain! It was like that painting by Rousseau—the one with the tiger in the tropical storm. Then, the clouds parted, and sun was shining through the rain,  sunlight on the dripping leaves and grasses  Sun and rain is an almost otherworldly combination.... Read more »
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