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    Forty Eight Years ago tonight - Star Trek

    The Original Series that is, debuted and I (and my whole family) watched it.  It was new and exciting and the first episode was "The Man Trap". Ah memories.  :)
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    Forty-five years ago today the Eagle Landed.

    I remember that day so well. It was a fine clear summer night in Montana  There was excitement at hearing the radio messages as the astronauts prepared to open the hatch and then the first step and Neil Armstrong's words of 'one small step'...
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    Forty Five Years ago today

    The Apollo 8 mission orbited the Moon and sent this message to the Earth http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/image/apollo8_xmas.mov This is also where the photo "Earthrise" was taken http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthrise
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    A Dragon is coming

    Smaug the Magnificent Nine (and not "for mortal men doomed to die")
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    LADEE Launch real soon now

    T-4 minutes. from Wallops Island It should be visible from much of the East Coast/U.S.  We theoretically can see it at T+120 seconds or so to the SSE
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    On this day in 1973 J.R.R.Tolkien

    Passed away from the circles of the world.... and beyond them to more than memory...
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    Neil Armstrong has passed away.

    The first human to walk on another world has died at 82. May he rest in Peace. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/25/us-usa-neilarmstrong-idUSBRE87O0B020120825
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    Stress and other things

    Asking your prayers please for my family as we deal with some sudden stresses involving our eldest and college and costs. Ebor
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    C.S. Lewis - 48 years ago

    He passed away on the same day as JFK and Aldous Huxley.  November 22, 1963 Rest in Peace
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    The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day...

    Just a bit early but it is Armistice Day/Veterans Day "In Flanders fields the poppies grow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead; short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw...
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    I've never been to England before and I've read up a bit, but does anyone have any suggestions for things of interest in the area (when I'm not in class)?  I'm hoping to take the train or bus up to see Ely cathedral, for example. Thanks for any ideas. Ebor
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    If all goes well, tonight I am flying to England to take two weeks of classes at Cambridge.  I'm a bit nervous about the flight and being away from the family.  If anyone has a spare moment the family and I would appreciate it. Many thanks. Ebor
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    Merry Christmas to all

    From Ebor Steeleye Span's "Gaudete" to mark this joyous season http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKT5_TlQ4GM
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    Yo Ho, Me Hearties!

    It be that time agin w' the comin' o the nineteenth o' Septemberrrr. It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Here be some useful links for the larning of pro'pr Piratitude http://www.talklikeapirate.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day For our Australian...
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    Something odd with posting

    I've made three posts so far and each time I get an error message "Please try again. If you come back to this error screen, report the error to an administrator."  even though the post has been put up.   Something seems to be quirky with some part of the site.
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    Poe Toaster didn't this year

    Since 1949 someone has left three roses and a half bottle of cognac at the grave of Edgar Allen Poe, his wife and his mother-in-law in Balitimore, Maryland, USA on the author's birthday, January 19.  Nicknamed the "Poe Toaster" he always came at night the earliest being 11:30 PM and the latest...
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    The Professor! (Tolkien)

    Just a reminder that Sunday, the 3rd of January, is the birthday of J. R. R. Tolkien and it is the occasion of the traditional toast. With whatever beverage one enjoys, the toast is "The Professor!" Here's a link to the Tollkien Society's page about this year's toast...
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    Everyone who was/is in the big snow storm OK?

    I know that the storm is over parts of New England now.  Is everyone OK? It's now blinding in Maryland with sunlight on the snow and we're starting to dig out.  This might be the first white Christmas around here in a good long while. Ebor
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    my mother-in-law

    I've just been told that my mother-in-law could pass away at any time, and I'm heading over there now. If anyone has a moment, a prayer would be greatly appreciated. Ebor
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    My family and I will be heading out west to visit my parents in Montana and show the kids some of the country (Utah, Idaho and Montana) tomorrow morning.  Any prayers for a safe journey there and back (in two weeks) would be greatly appreciated.  Ebor