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Thursday, January 17, 2008 - Bottomless Lakes State Park, Roswell NM

Dawn at McDonald Observatory, from the trail above Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis, Texas, January 13, 2008
Dawn at McDonald Observatory, from the trail above Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis, Texas, January 13, 2008

Baby it's cold outside

At least it warms up fast in this southern sun. By nine am the sun is beating in through my big windows strong enough I can turn the heat off. It may be chilly outside in the shade but in the sun it feels nice and warm and toasty.

I can see I'm going to need to make some home improvements if I'm to be comfortable in these wintry conditions. Or bite the budget bullet and move to Arizona for a month or so.

Arrrgggg what a slow connection

To the internet that is. Too slow in fact to load big websites like West Marine and Apple. Or even Google Adsense to check on my ad revenues. For some reason these sites won't load on a slow connection. But least the connection is sort of useable. Unlike the constant drop-outs I had at Brantley Lake State Park. I can do some basic maintenance here at

Now I've done it

In my haste to reorganize my backup drive to free up some space on the iBook hard drive I went and erased the wrong partition - wiping out my older photo archives. All of them. I don't keep them on the Mac iBook anymore - they take up precious space I need for new stuff. I think I backed them all up on an older drive I have back home. I sure hope so. If not they are gone for good. Be careful out there boys and girls - it's easy to push the wrong button.

That new Apple Time Capsule is looking mighty good at the moment. So is the new laptop for that matter. Drool.

Today's journey: None, I stayed put.

Night camp

Bottomless Lakes State Park, Roswell NM

Playing and Learning and Loving

..There is a Byzantium, but not the one Yeats writes about. There is another country the aging occupy and which we share with children. Its borders are formed by the animal that arises in puberty and subsides with the onset of wisdom. It is a land where seven and seventy are kin. Where there are no concerns other than playing and learning and loving. The inhabitants of this land are in no hurry. Our days are dense with experiences. We have, as the Spanish say, more time than life.

Going the Distance: One Man's Journey to the End of His Life George Sheehan, M. D.