Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Pristine Canyon Rim, Sans Depot

Monday’s post, Tear It Down, Tear It All Down, discussed historian Robert Utley’s struggle to save the Grand Canyon railroad station from vandals within the NPS who would have demolished the historic building in the name of “returning the South … Continue reading

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Ernie’s Turn

Another beautiful autumn day, so this morning I took Ernestine to our favorite Lake Superior beach. She’s not an avid swimmer, but she seemed to have fun wading, and took time out from exploring the dune line to sit for … Continue reading

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From The First Led Newfoundland Album

Theres a Newfie who’s sureAll that smells good is hersAnd she’s eyeing my lunch on the table. If she gets close she knowsIf I’m not on my toesWith one gulp she will get what she came for. Ooh, ooh, ooh, … Continue reading

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Down To The Harbor

The John J. Boland dropped in to Ashland this morning to unload coal. Nelson and I went down to watch, take photos, and chase sticks. Click images to enlarge. A wet Newf is a happy Newf.

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Tear It Down, Tear It All Down

That seems to be the core philosophy of a certain element within the National Park Service. Things built by the hand of man can never be more than warts on the face of a once-pristine earth, and it is the … Continue reading

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Marcel Marceau Has Died

According to reports, his last words were, ” .”

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They Keep Talking About Blackwater

Sorry, but I hear Sandy Denny: One morning fair to take the airDown by Blackwater side.‘Twas in gazing all, all around me‘Twas the Irish lad I spied. All through the first part of the nightWell, we lay in sport and … Continue reading

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The Dock Today

See it while you can. Click for a closer look

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Park Superintendent: “Global Warming Is Irrelevant”

Open mouth, insert foot: National Park Service Superintendent states “Global Warming Irrelevant” in opposing wind farmEnvironmental Chemistry, September 21, 2007: Yesterday (9/20/2007), the National Park Service’s Appalachian Trail Superintendent Pam Underhill of West Virginia, stated that global warming was “irrelevant” … Continue reading

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Newfies- Ask And Ye Shall Receive

One of my favorite people in the NPS has asked for “more Newfie stories and pictures,” so here’s some shots from a trip to Sioux Beach on Wednesday. (Click the images for a closer look.) Mary Mayhem is not a … Continue reading

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Gone To That Unfinished Tower In The Sky

Televangelist Rex Humbard Dies at 88 AP. Sept. 21, 2007: The Rev. Rex Humbard, a former itinerant preacher whose televangelism ministry once reached more parts of the globe than any other religious program, died Friday a family spokeswoman said. Anyone … Continue reading

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Rainy Day In Ashland

Above, the ore dock; below, boathouses at the foot of Ninth Avenue. Click for larger images

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