2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

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MONSOON SEASONS

A monsoon is a seasonal change in the direction of the prevailing, or strongest, winds of a region. These winds cause wet and dry seasons throughout much of the tropics and are most often associated with the Indian Ocean.  Monsoons always blow from cold to warm regions. The summer monsoon and the winter monsoon determine the climate for most of India and Southeast Asia.  They regularly last for two months, so smile, get out your umbrellas and your rubber flip-flops because the rainy season will be here at least until January if the nation is blessed with that much water to fill the wells and increase groundwater.

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LESSONS FROM GEESE

Canadian Geese Migration

Lessons from Geese

Geese flying in a V-formation have always been a welcome sign of spring as well as a sign that heralds the coming of winter.  Not only is this a marvelous sight, but there are some remarkable lessons that we can learn from the flight of the geese because all that they do has significance.

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LEAVING SOMETHING OF VALUE

When I was eleven, I had virus pneumonia and whisperings around me let me know people wondered if I might die.  I coughed a lot, grew emaciated and hollow-eyed.  When my parents took me to a doctor, he started me on penicillin injections weekly for a while.  I was told not to carry my baby brothers under any circumstances, just rest.  Any eleven-year-old is going to get tired of that kind of life, especially since my treatment was to be for three whole months.  For the first time in my life, I knew boredom.  It was probably the only time I could not look around and figure out something to do.

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FIRST MEMORIES OF HOME AND FAMILY

Psychologist have written much about memories of early childhood, saying they cannot be trusted.  They claim the adult mind has a difficult time separating what is learned through repeated stories and what is learned from actual personal experience.  After this story is told, you be the judge about the validity of these memories.  First–just a little background:

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