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18/08 : Free thumb drive for mentioning siteA newish memory vendor is trying ot drum up business by giving away free thumbdrives.
Check out http://www.usbmemorydirect.com/giveaways/back_to_school_2012.htm for more info.
Also check out their custom stuff. Looks like they make thumb drives in a lot of cool and different ways.
17/04 : More RAThe pain just doesn't stop. Most people say that once they are up and moving, the pain recedes a bit. So far that isn't working for me.
It takes a few weeks for the methatrexate to kick in, I am hoping once it does, this pain and the feeling that I could fall asleep anywhere goes away.
I need to look into that Dragon Naturally Speaking again. It's been about 13 years since I used it, I bet it is far better than it was. Typing hurts and takes a very long time.
People at work ask me if I've hurt myself, so I tell them what's going on. The very next next day, the same person asks me if I've hurt myself again. "No jackass, it's the same friggin disease I'll have for the rest of my life, you know, the one we spoke about yesterday when you acted like you were listening and cared what I was saying?"
At least it's easier to tell who your friends are.
I am sure my wife is getting sick of hearing about my pain. She just had her gall bladder out, so she is in even more pain than I am. I am trying to be supportive, but I know I could do better and will try to.
13/04 : Rheumatoid ArthritisGetting used to the fact that I will have this disease for the rest of my life. Today is not even a really bad day, but there is still a lot of pain. Also feeling really sorry for myself today. Nobody seems to understand.
Reading http://www.rheumatoidarthritisguy.com/ seems to help. At least I know I am not alone and there are people who have figured out ways to cope.
Gonna cry myself to sleep now.
04/12 : The view from my deskIt's so peaceful and quiet this time of year.
26/01 : A Quote That Really Hits Home.
|I am reading Homelands: Kayaking the Inside Passage by Bryon Ricks. He has a great grasp of flowery prose, but there is also some real meat to his writing. Lines you can really sink your teeth into.|
One passage that really struck me was.....
"You can paddle with agility, skill, and endurance along a shoreline, but that is entirely different from letting go of that shore. On a crossing you confront that which lies beyond, a vague and distant land, exposure, changes in wind and tides, and after a point, no returning, no chance to abort. When you have crossed open water, no matter how calm or tempestuous or how often, you have crossed something in yourself, confronted and conquered and transcended a fear, a doubt, and passed into the gracious shores of new land and known water. "
I want this. I need this. I want to feel this, to experience it. This is a part of what kayaking means to me.
24/10 : My Wife, Part III got the biggest break of my life when my current wife followed through on her promise to marry me. Back then, I just thought she was hot and I enjoyed spending time with her. Now she is my best friend, my soul mate, the better part of what makes me... me.
She has given me three awesome kids, a warm and welcoming home and a love most people can only dream about. There is nobody I would rather be with and I always look forward to getting home in the wee hours of the morning (from work) to curl up with her. We have spent one a total of three nights apart in almost 17 years, and neither of us slept well with the other one not there.
Don Williams wrote a song called "You're my Best Friend". It is our song. The lyrics describe exactly how I feel about her....
You placed gold on my finger
You brought love like I've never known
You gave life to our children
And to me, a reason to go on.
You're my bread when I'm hungry
You're my shelter from troubled winds
You're my anchor in life's ocean
But most of all, you're my best friend
When I need hope and inspiration
You're always strong when I'm tired and weak
I could search this whole world over
You'd still be everything that I need.
I don't know how you do it Michelle. All the mistakes and bad choices I have made, all of my obsessions. I don't deserve you, but I wouldn't want to live without you.
I love you.
12/10 : Kayaking.... my new ObsessionA friend loaned me a kayak this weekend... He took me out on the Seneca river for a couple of hours, just to show me the ropes and get my feet wet.
I am hooked!
I love it. This morning I went out on East Bay a little bit too. I only did 2.44 miles total this morning, but I didn't have a lot of time, so I was happy to get any paddling in at all.
I think I have done about 5 miles total. I am going to start keeping a log with all the miles I do, just for fun.
Sitting out in the middle of the marsh. I couldn't hear a sound except for the birds. Not a single soul around me. The water was flat as a mirror and the sky was heavy with awesome cumulus clouds. I didn't want to leave.
I really don't have the proper attire for this time of year. It was about 40 F degrees out and the water was pretty cold. I think I have one, maybe two weekends left unless I get a dry suit, and then I will go until the ice forms.
The kayak I am using is a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 140. You can see a review of it here http://www.topkayaker.net/KayakData/Reviews/Tarpon2.htm
I am not sure if this is the yak for me yet. I might go with something just a little bit wider, even though it won't be as fast. I think I am just a little to big for this one, but it is not uncomfortable at all. The friend who loaned it to me said I could keep it for quite some time, so I am already chomping at the bit, hope this winter will be a short one.
13/07 : List of Weather Books
Hands-on Meteorology Zbigniew Sorbjan
Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting Edited by Peter S. Ray
Thor's Legions: Weather Support to the U.S. Air Force and Army, 1937-1987 John F. Fuller
Weathering the Storm: Sverre Petterssen, the D-Day Forecast, and the Rise of Modern Meteorology
Eyewitness: Evolution of the Atmospheric Sciences Robert G. Fleagle
Severe Convective Storms Edited by Charles A. Doswell III
Cloud Systems, Hurricanes, and the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM): A Tribute to Dr. Joanne Simpson
Radar and Atmospheric Science: A Collection of Essays in Honor of David Atlas
A Half Century of Progress in Meteorology: A Tribute to Richard Reed Edited by Richard H. Johnson and Robert A. Houze Jr.
Northeast Snowstorms (Volume I: Overview, Volume II: The Cases) By Paul J. Kocin and Louis W. Uccellini
Synoptic–Dynamic Meteorology and Weather Analysis and Forecasting Lance F. Bosart and Howard B. Bluestein, Eds
The AMS Weather Book: The Ultimate Guide to America’s Weather
All four Tim Vasquez books
Eric Sloane, The Book of Storms, (1956);
Eric Sloane's Weather Book (1952);
Eric Sloane's Almanac and Weather Forecaster, (1955)
Eric Sloane, Look at the Sky, (1961)
George Kimble, Our American Weather, (1955)
Herman & Nina Schneider, Science Fun with Milk Cartons, (1953)
Ivan Ray Tannehill, The Hurricane Hunters, (1955)
S.D. Flora, Tornadoes of the United States, (1953) and Hailstorms of the United States, (1956)
Gordon Dunn and Banner Miller, Atlantic Hurricanes (1964)
Sverre Petterssen, Introduction to Meteorology, (1963 edition)
Jon M. Nese and Lee M. Grenci, A World of Weather, (1998)
R.E. Munn, Descriptive Micrometeorology, (1966)
R.E. Munn, Biometeorological Methods, (1970)
Victor Olgyay, Design with Climate, (1963)
B.J. Mason, Clouds, Rain and Rainmaking, (1962)
R. Geiger, The Climate Near the Ground, (1966)
William Lowry, Weather and Life, (1967)
George Stewart, Storm (1941)
Guy Murchie, Song of the Sky, (1952)
Duncan Blanchard, From Raindrops to Volcanoes (1966)
Louis Battan, Thunderstorm, (1964)
Battan, Louis J. Harvesting the Clouds. (1984)
David Ludlum, Early American Hurricanes, (1963);
David Ludlum Early American Tornadoes, (1970);
David Ludlum Early American Winters, (1966)
Tom Grazulis, Significant Tornadoes 1680-1991, (1993)
Duncan Blanchard, The Snowflake Man, (1998)
Wilson A. Bentley and W. J. Humphreys, Snow Crystals, (1931)
Robert Greenler, Rainbows, Halos and Glories, (1980)
D.K. Lynch and W. Livingston, Color and Light in Nature, (1995)
Lyall Watson, Heaven's Breath, (1984)
Jan DeBlieu, Wind: How the Flow of Air has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land, (1998)
Peter Viemeister, The Lightning Book, (1961)
Howard Bluestein, Tornado Alley: Monster Storms of The Great Plains, (1999)
Stephen Schneider, The Coevolution of Climate and Life, (1984);
Stephen Schneider, The Genesis Strategy, (1976);
Stephen Schneider, Global Warming, (1989)
David Laskin, Rains All The Time, (1997)
Pierre Berton, Winter, (1994)
John Barry, Rising Tide, (1998)
Henry Stommel and Elizabeth Stommel, Volcano Weather, (1983)
Henry David Thoreau, Walden (as well as his other works)
Edwin Way Teale, North with Spring, (1951);
Edwin Way Teale, Journey into Summer, (1960);
Edwin Way Teale, Autumn across America, (1950);
Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seasons, (1964)
Charlton Ogburn, Jr., The Winter Beach (1966)
An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology James Holton
Atmospheric Pollution - History, Science, and Regulation Mark Z. Jacobson
Atmospheric Science - An Introductory Survey John Wallace and Peter Hobbs
Atmospheric Turbulence and Mesoscale Meteorology Edited by Evgeni Fedorovich, Richard Rotunno, Bjorn Stevens
Challenges of a Changing Earth Edited by Steffen, W., Jäger, J.,Carson, D. J., Bradshaw, C.Springer
Climate: into the 21st Century Edited by William Burroughs
Dynamics of the Atmosphere - A Course in Theoretical Meteorology Wilford Zdunkowski, Andreas Bott
Earth Observation with CHAMP Edited by Reigber, C.; Lühr, H.; Schwintzer, P.; Wickert, J Springer
Fundamentals of Air Pollution Daniel Vallero
Global Climate - Current Research and Uncertainties in the Climate System Edited by Rodo, X. and Comin, F. Springer
Handbook of Atmospheric Science Edited by N Hewitt and A Jackson
Increasing Climate Variability and Change Edited by Salinger, James; Sivakumar, Mannava V.K.; Motha, Raymond P Springer
Oceanography C. P. Summerhayes & S. A. Thorpe
Solar Activity and Earth's Climate RE Benestad
The Physics of Atmospheres John Houghton
Water Encyclopedia: Oceanography; Meteorology; Physics and Chemistry; Water Law; and Water History,
Art, and Culture Edited by Jay H. Lehr and Jack Keeley
Adventures in Tornado Alley: The Storm Chasers
Authors of the Storm: Meteorologists and Culture of Prediction by Gary Alan Fine
Weather Cycles: Real or Imaginary? by William James Burroughs
Encyclopedia of Air by David E. Newton
On the Job With a Meteorologist by John Cortinas
A World of Weather: Fundamentals of Meteorology
National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Clouds and Storms (National Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
A History of the Thermometer and Its Use in Meteorology W. E. Knowles Middleton
Introduction To Meteorology Sverre Petterssen
Meteorology: A Text-book on the Weather, the Causes of Its Changes and Weather Forecasting Willis Ibister Milham
Weather Shamanism: Harmonizing Our Connection with the Elements
Weather Toys: Building and Hacking Your Own 1-Wire Weather Station (ExtremeTech)
The Weather Wizard's Cloud Book: A Unique Way to Predict the Weather Accurately and Easily by Reading the Clouds
Tornado Watch: Meteorology of Severe Storms for Spotters, Chasers, and Enthusiasts
What Does A Barometer Do? Courtney, William,(1963)
Gibbons, Gail. Weather Forecasting. (1987)
Kaufman, John. Winds and Weather. Morrow Junior Books, New York, 1971.
Knight, David. The Science Book of Meteorology. Franklin Watts, Inc., 1964.
Milgrom, Harry. Understanding Weather. The MacMillian Company, 1970.
Rogers, Daniel. More Science Projects: Weather. Marshall Cavendis Corporation, New York, 1989.
Stambler, Irvin. Weather Instruments: How They Work. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York, 1968.
Middleton, Knowles W.E. Invention of the Meteorological Instruments. The John Hopkins Press, Maryland, 1969.
Ramsey, Dan. How To Forecast Weather. Tab Books, Inc., Pennsylvania, 1983.
Sutcliffe, R. Weather & Climate. Blandford Press, 1966.
Widger, William U. Meteorological Satellite. Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York, 1966.
Patton, Peter S. & Kent, James M. A MOVEABLE SHORE. Duke Univ. Press. 1992.
Perdue, Peggy K. DIVING INTO SCIENCE: HANDS-ON WATER RELATED EXPERIMENTS. Scott, Foresman and Co. Glenview, IL, 1990.
Abbott, P. Natural Disasters, 5th edition, McGraw Hill Companies Inc, New York, 2006
Schoedler, F. Planet Earth, Michigan Historical Reprint Series. University of Michigan. MI, 2002
Abbott, Patrick L; Natural Disasters 5th ed. McGraw-Hill: Boston, MA, 2003
Tennesen, Michael, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Warming, Alpha Books, New York, New York, 2006.
Byers, Horace. General Meteorology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.
Garret, J.R. (1992). The atmospheric boundary layer. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-38052-9.
AstroTech Weather Guide by: George J. McCormack
Astro-Meteorology by: Kris Riske
Weather Predicting by: C.C. Zain
Our Threatened Planet by: Joseph F. Goodavage
Doing Something About the Weather by: Victor Boesen
STORM, Irving Krick vs. the U.S. Weather Bureaucracy, by: Victor Boesen
Scorer, Richard. 1972. Clouds of the world
Meteorology Today: An Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment
Essentials of meteorology invitation to the atmosphere
The Everything Weather Book: From Daily Forecasts to Blizzards
Meteorology (Merrill physical [science] series)
USA Today Weather Almanac
The Handy Weather Answer Book (Handy Answer Books)Author: Walter A. Lyons
Encyclopedia of the Weather Author: Ian Westwell
Peterson First Guide to Clouds and Weather by John A. Day
Peterson Field Guide to the Atmosphere
Complete Idiots guide to weather
Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book By Christopher C. Burt, Mark Stroud
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather by David Ludlum
The Weather Identification Handbook: The Ultimate Guide for Weather Watchers
The Cloudspotter's Guide (Hardcover)by Gavin Pretor-Pinney
Simple weather experiments with everyday materials
Weather Wisdom by Albert Lee
Snow booklet from Colorado State University
Weather Nature in Motion by Oman
The Weather Almanac
Encyclopedia of the Weather by Westwell
Skywatch West: The Complete Weather Guide
The Cambridge Guide to the Weather
Defining the Wind: The Beaufort Scale, and How a 19th-Century Admiral Turned Science into Poetry
Storm Chaser: In Pursuit of Untamed Skies
Air Apparent: How Meteorologists Learned to Map, Predict, and Dramatize Weather
Weather World: Photographing the Global Spectacle
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Under the Weather: How Weather and Climate Affect Our Health
FitzRoy: The Remarkable Story of Darwin's Captain and the Invention of the Weather Forecast
Rough Guide to Weather Robert Henson
The Invention of Clouds: How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies
Windswept: The Story of Wind and Weather
The Weather Companion: An Album of Meteorological History, Science, and Folklore by Gary Lockhart
El Nino unlocking the secrets of the master weather maker J madeline nash
Weatherwise: Facts, Fictions, and Predictions :: Bill Foggitt
The Weather Factor David M. Ludlum
Glossary of Weather and Climate Edited by Ira W. Geer
1001 Questions Answered About the Weather by Frank H. Forrester
Eric Pinder, Tying Down the Wind, (2000)
Climatology John J hidore John oliver
time life science :weather
The Atmosphere Barrons
Spencer christian weather book
Waves wind and weather
Freaks of the Storm The World's Strangest True Weather Stories Author: Randy Cerveny
Weather Watching:Smithsonian Patrick Hook
Weatherlore Leslie Alan Horvitz
Instant Guide to Weather Elanor Lawrence
Freaks of the Storm The World's Strangest True Weather Stories Author: Randy Cerveny
The Weather Is Front Page News Author: TI Sanders
Great Lakes Suite: A Trip Around Lake Erie / A Trip Around Lake Huron / A Trip Around Lake Ontario Author: David McFadden
Richard Scorer and Arjen Verkiak, Spacious Skies, (1989)
Dr Frank Field's Weather book
Everyday Weather and How it Works :: Herman Schneider (1951)
Atmosphere, Climate, and Change :: Paul J. Crutzen
National Geographic My First Pocket Guides: Weather Author: National Geographic
The Real Book About The Weather Frank H. Forrester
Edwin Way Teale, Wandering through Winter, (1957);
Field Notes from a Catastrophe Elizabeth Kolbert
The USA Today Weather Book : An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the USA's Weather :: Jack Williams
Louis Battan, The Nature of Violent Storms, (1961)
The Forgiving Air; Richard Somerville
The Skywatchers Handbook; Colin A Ronan Storm Dunlop
The world of Weather Kerrod, Robin 1991.
A.B.C Whipple Storm Time Life Books
Oceanography: Tom Garrison
Bernard Mergen, Snow in America, (1997)
Finding your way in the woods:weather forcasting Robert L Mooers Jr
An Ocean of Air Why the Winds blow: Gabrielle Walker
The Weather Makers; Tim Flannery
Online Weather Studies Joesph M Moran
Weather a guide to phenomena and forcasts Paul E. Lehr, R. Will Burnett, Herbert S. Zim
NY Public Library Science desk reference
Weather: A Collection of Photography, Facts, & Stories: 2009 Weekly Engagement Calendar
Discoveries: Weather (Discoveries (Abrams)) :: Rene Chabout
Atmospheric Change : An Earth System Perspective :: T. E. Graedel, Paul J. Crutzen
Global Warming -The Complete Briefing John T. Houghton
M. Minnaert, The Nature of Light and Color in the Open Air, (1954)
Ivan Ray Tannehill, All About the Weather, (1953)
Soul of the Sky: Exploring the Human Side of Weather
Edwin Way Teale, A Walk through the Year, (1978)
A Conscious Stillness: Two Naturalists on Thoreau's Rivers :Edwin Way Teale, Ann Zwinger
Weather Proverbs: How 600 Proverbs, Sayings and Poems Accurately Explain Our Weather :: George D. Freier
The Mammoth Book of Storms, Shipwrecks and Sea Disasters
Skies of Fury : Weather Weirdness Around the World: Patricia Barnes-Svarney
The National Audubon Society Almanac of the Environment: The Ecology of Everyday Life :: Valerie Harms
Stormchasers: The Hurricane Hunters and Their Fateful Flight into Hurricane Janet :: David M. Toomey
Weather: How It Works and Why It Matters :: Arthur R. Upgren
El Nino! And La Nina (Weather Channel) :: Sally Rose
The Amateur Naturalist's Handbook (Spectrum Book) :: Vinson Brown
The How and Why Wonder Book of Weather :George Bonsall (1960)
F5: Mark Levine
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