Monthly Archives: October 2011

November’s icy calling card

Today marks a grim moment when the global atmosphere temperature dipped below the 2008 mark.  This is the coldest introduction to November this millenium. AQUA ch05 satellite data here Advertisements

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Canadian Sea Ice 2011

As in years  past, I’ve been enjoying watching the sea ice form.  I get the daily ice data and then try to predict where the next days ice will form based on wind, currents and water temperatures.  This year my … Continue reading

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While I wait for freeze up, an homage to a fine boot.

My winter contracts have finally sorted themselves out and I’ve picked my poison so to speak.  Waiting for freeze up should give me a couple last weeks to enjoy the mountains.  The snow line marches down the valley every day … Continue reading

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Fake Rolex

What’s the difference between economizing and greed?  I’m not sure but it all becomes a tangled mess at Groupon.  Groupon is a clearinghouse for buying group deals on the internet.  Economizing individuals have saved plenty with these products but I … Continue reading

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Understanding Occupied

After being in the dark about the Occupy protests, I engaged several supporters on line to get a sense of what they thought.  Through this very unscientific poll I think I’ve come to understand how so much energy could be … Continue reading

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Consolation Lake and Fishers

Had a good visit with the folks this week and the trees were kind enough to hold onto a few of their leaves for them.  I had planned on going to Consolation Lake but the road was closed so we … Continue reading

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Occupied, do not enter.

Normally I heed this warning and therefore ought not to wade into the Occupy Wall Street  movement.  While its difficult to comment on the ideas of a mob without concrete goals or ideas, there seems to be recurring themes of … Continue reading

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Journeys and Destinations

Thanksgiving means its time for the Jim and Dave sufferathon.  This year though we chose to soften the edges of our trip which was good as my body still is pretty banged up from my bike accident.  So while the … Continue reading

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Astonishing Achievement

I write this with several ice packs on me and a bottle of Advil by the computer but in compensation, there is a rock face named after me on the Minnewanka  called “Dave’s Drop.”   I was very pleased to … Continue reading

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