Monthly Archives: December 2007

Ranger Shot In New Mexico

Very few details available yet: Park Ranger Shot At Abiquiu Lake KOAT.com, December 2, 2007 The FBI is investigating the shooting of a federal park ranger at Abiquiu Lake Saturday. Bill Elwell, spokesman for the FBI, said that the ranger … Continue reading

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Here’s What Happens When You Live Too Long On An Island

Written in the family Bible by John Lyon Gardiner (1774-1816), seventh proprietor of Gardiner’s Island manor, New York: This book contains 31,173 verses, 773,692 words, and 3,566,450 letters. The middle, and least, chapter is the 107th Psalm. The middle verse … Continue reading

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“Daddy, What’s A Train?” Part Next

Every day it becomes more and more obvious that railroads no longer have a place in American culture. When I was growing up in the 1950s, learning about choo-choos was just a normal part of childhood: you learned about the … Continue reading

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