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Sunday, October 07, 2012

Sunday thoughts


Same tree, one year and one day before.

* This is the first weekend of October. This is the time we usually see corn being harvested here. Because of the drought, the field closest to my house was harvested the first weekend of August. August! I remember because I drove by on a Sunday late afternoon and marveled that the field was down to the dirt. But, the corn was in bad shape and the farmer probably thought it was time. Well, I drove by the same field today, and much to my amazement, corn is growing. It's only a couple inches high and the field isn't completely covered in green. But it's growing. I'm guessing these plants are from seeds that dropped during the harvest, and combined with the good weather and rain over the last month or so, it decided to grow. We would never see this in a field harvested in October or November.

* I'm now following @kellymcevers and her husband, @nathandeuel, after reading: Reporting from Syria: Lincoln native Kelly McEvers.

* Going where nothing has gone before: More evidence that Voyager has exited the solar system.

* When he's right, he's right: Gingrich: ‘You Cannot Debate Somebody Who Is Dishonest’

* On May 1, 1969, Mister Rogers went before the U.S. Senate to make the case against cutting PBS funding in half (seven minute video; worth the time; excellent). Spoiler alert: He got the money. (Via Josiah Bartlett, our other president.)

Posted by Marie at October 7, 2012 9:19 PM


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