Thursday, July 29, 2004

John Kerry for President - for a Cleaner and Healthier Environment

John Kerry's plans for a cleaner and healthier environment

And here's what leading voices are saying about John Kerry & the environment

Wired News: EPA Lets Old Coal Plants Fire Up

EPA under Bush . . . . way to go: EPA Lets Old Coal Plants Fire Up

Plankton in the Press

Nanotech & pytoplankton. . . Tiny Bots to Scour Big Blue Ocean

Proving once again that the closer you look, the more you see . . . Plankton Cool Off With Own Clouds


I skirt about the normal bounds of earth.
What you see by day
is an altogether other by night.

Sometimes I feel as if I might one day set myself completely adrift.

stay, lay;
that I might settle in and spoon
while first light dawns behind the mountains;
that you might be the anchor
that sees me to remain another day.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Thoughts while Driving - July 20 & 21, 2004

Traveling to and returning from Putnam & West Chester Counties

July 21 Early AM
Fat summer rains pelt my windshield
As day begins to dawn
Yellow headlights pierce the mist.
Trees, green-black - silhouettes against a steel pearl sky.
Wood smoke mist rises through mountain gap
Showing damp on damper still.
Unmarked miles, thoughts adrift like the mist.
Clouds come to ground in the Adirondack woods
whether dark or holy spirit I do not know.

Heading Home, July 21 early PM
1.5 hours from home,
up the Adirondack foothills
through the Cascade Gap,
around about Lake Placid.
Slip through the village of Saranac Lake
and on out to Donnelly's Corners to Cedar Eden,
spread out before the westfacing slopes of Whiteface, Moose & McKenzie,
and overlooking the Bloomingdale Bog.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

heavy sigh

A dark and troubled sky -
climatic conditions to match my mood.
Angry bands of grey give loft
to tufts of brooding clouds unfurled.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Barred Owl Visits Cedar Eden

Last night we were visited by a barred owl. It woke us up in the middle of the night, hooted for awhile, then took a break. And hooted again just about the time we drifted back to sleep!

sound file from Stokes Field Guide to Bird Songs: Eastern Region by Lang Elliott w/Donald & Lillian Stokes: a wonderful 3 CD set of bird calls from 372 species in the Eastern United States. Buy it from Books-A-Million cheaper than

Migraines: Myth Vs. Reality

Migraines: Myth Vs. Reality -- A must read for anyone who suffers from migraines or loves someone who does.

See also my poem: a migraine*

Olympics: coming to a PC near you!

Olympics: coming to a PC near you! An article from Wired News

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Amber spring

The spring gushed forth in a swirling torrent, and leaped down joyously to make its swift way along a willow-skirted channel. Moss and ferns and lilies overhung its green banks. Except for the rough-hewn stones that held and directed the water, this willow thicket and glade had been left as nature had made it.
from Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

The Trapper's Lament

Every ringing sledge-hammer blow had sung out the death-knell of the trapper's calling. This railroad spelled the end of the wilderness. What one group of greedy men had accomplished others would imitate; and the grass of the plains would be burned, the forests blackened, the fountains dried up in the valleys, and the wild creatures of the mountains driven and hunted and exterminated. The end of the buffalo had come -- the end of the Indian was in sight -- and that of the fur-bearing animal and his hunter must follow soon with the hurrying years.
from The U. P. Trail by Zane Grey

Neale & Allie together at last!

A hand slipped into his -- small, soft, trembling, exquisitely thrilling. Neale became still as a stone -- transfixed. He knew that touch. No dream, no fancy, no morbid visitation! He felt warm flesh -- tender, clinging fingers; and then the pulse of blood that beat of hope -- love -- life -- Allie Lee!
from The U. P. Trail by Zane Grey

Worry you not. . . .

Worry you not.
I will be alright someday soon.
I will. If you'll only keep loving me.

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Monday, July 12, 2004

Lunch Fortune • "Ask a friend to join you on your next voyage"

China Jade, Saranac Lake, NY

China Jade, Saranac Lake, NY

A fortune, my fortune

•shot on location using my Sony Clie PEG-TH55

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Just something that strikes a chord

"It angered him that he was ashamed of himself. He was a victim of many moods, and underneath every one of them was the steady ache, the dull pain, the pang in his breast, deep in the bone."
from The U. P. Trail by Zane Grey

Friday, July 09, 2004

Trout Fishing • Zane Grey

The first cast Neale made fetched a lusty trout, and right there his pretensions of indifference vanished, together with his awareness of Allie's proximity. Neale loved to fish. He had not yet indulged his favorite pastime in the West. He saw trout jumping everywhere. It was a beautiful little stream, rocky, swift here and eddying there, clear as crystal, murmurous with tiny falls, and bordered by a freshness of green and gold; there were birds singing in the trees, but over all seemed to hang the quiet of the lonely hills. Neale forgot Allie -- forgot that he had meant to discover if she could be susceptible to a little neglect. The brook was full of trout, voracious and tame; they had never been angled for. He caught three in short order.
from The U. P. Trail by Zane Grey

Sunday, July 04, 2004


Time spent with old friends is bittersweet.
Company enjoyed,laughing and talking,
now of our children.

Comforting to know
true friendship stands the test of time.
But bittersweet the time now lost only to memories.

And less than memories
are the hidden loves never shared,
held too long to heart, now too painful to reveal.