Neil (nt) wrote,

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I'm reading Travels in Arabia Deserta, by C.M. Doughty. It's slow going, because he uses a strange prose style based on the King James Bible, but it's an intriguing account of desert life in the 19th Century. I couldn't face going through all 400+ pages uninterrupted, though, so I'm taking a break to read Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake. This is the first book I've read by her, although she is an iconic figure in Canada and I've seen her on TV and in magazines for decades. The book is post-apocalyptic science fiction, with plenty of interesting ideas and perspectives, but somewhat two dimensional characters.

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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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