Neil (nt) wrote,

I've been planning my vacation, searching online for maps and information about campgrounds and trails, printing the results. I just hope the weather is decent and campsites are readily available (and not flooded out). I'll make some alternate plans just in case.

I downloaded the coolest thing this week: a version of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, also called "The Symphony of a Thousand", performed in Basel, Switzerland in 2001 by the Basel Symphony Orchestra and 15 choirs -- one of the few times since its premiere that it has been performed by 1,000 musicians. It was recorded but never released commercially. CDs were handed out to the participants.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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