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Was There a Pause in Global Warming?

Jan 29, 2016
Was There a Pause in Global Warming?

No.

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Peace Garden

Jan 29, 2016
Peace Garden

I just noticed this little Peace Garden (apparently created by the Aikido Center), next to the bus stop on 21st, next to Pancake Circus, but only because Bella and I have been walking past there every night, and like all dogs do with monuments, she kee...

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The Role of Warm Ocean Temperatures in Promoting Snowfall

Jan 29, 2016
The Role of Warm Ocean Temperatures in Promoting Snowfall

Jerry Steffens writes:People sometimes scoff at the idea that increased snowfall could be associated with warmer temperatures, but this past weekend we saw an example of just that. As the accompanying figure shows, water temperatures in the Atlantic Oc...

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Perlstein on Trump

Jan 29, 2016

Rick Perlstein, historian of modern American politics, on Donald Trump:

The feeling I got was that this was the first time in a very long time that I’ve read anything about the Republican Party that I couldn’t assimilate into my normal categories. That was a very uncanny and uncomfortable feeling for me. I realized...

Rubys Musings
A Rainbow of Possibilities ~ The Container Store

Jan 29, 2016

Organization is key to running a successfulhousehold! A few weeks ago while scrolling through my FB feed, I saw a post from The Container Store, that was putting out a notice to Sacramento area bloggers to attend a preview event to their soon...

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"Auburn Road" Featured in Press-Tribune Article

Jan 29, 2016

This is nice:

Auburn Road takes its name from a stretch of Auburn-Folsom Road in Granite Bay, the area in which the ladies routinely rehearsed for over two years after officially becoming a band. But their history goes back farther.

“We have been singing together since we were about 9 years old,” Paulson explained,...

Mr. Andrew Bradley
3 Weeks of Wine, Food, and Travel

3 Weeks of Wine, Food, and Travel

It's odd to say that the last three weeks have almost been "normal" ... wine tasting, enjoying great food, great friends, and a little bit of travel. Although it might get stressful and there are some downsides, life overall is pretty darn good and I k...

Rubys Musings
"My" Darling Clementine…Cake

Jan 26, 2016

Not too many people don't like cake..including me!  I am not the only one in the family who likes to bake, my oldest daughter is quite a talented baker in her own right. Many years ago she found and would make a dense cake that used Clementines t...

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Young Ted Cruz Reflects on his Goals in Life

Jan 25, 2016


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Yosemite Sarah Palin

Jan 25, 2016


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