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How to make Barista quality coffee when you’re camping

Birds are singing, tin pots are clanking and the air is cool. It’s the magic hour at the campground. 7 AM. Kids are still asleep. The noisy neighbors who were shooting fireworks haven’t woken up from their Natty Ice induced coma and the RVers haven’t arisen to turn on their generators and electrify their toasters for […]

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Vistas of Many Worlds

When I was a kid my favorite book was National Geographic’s Our Universe. It’s an amazing coffee table book with information and images, real, imagined and projected, of the solar system and the galaxy. I read most of it and looked at the pictures hundreds of times. Even before my son was born, I ordered […]

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Air Hogs Battle Tracker Giveaway

There are few things that never fail to delight. One of them is bacon [Note: if you get pork belly at a Korean BBQ it’s not bacon]. Another is remote controlled helicopters. The Gizzard Stone has been given the opportunity by Oren Miller of Blogger Father to participate in a giveaway of an Air Hogs […]

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Will Changes in Yosemite National Park Change the Core Experience?

Big changes are planned for how families experience the amazing landscape, geology and recreation of Yosemite National Park. According to the The Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, future visits to Yosemite could occur without the benefit of ice skating, swimming pools and commercial horseback riding, three things families have […]

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The Physics of Broken Bats

Unless you live too far from town to learn baseball, which I do, you know that the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals to make it into the World Series last night. And you probably have also heard that there was some bat shattering hitting last night as well. Check out this super […]

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Tilt Shift Thursday: 5 Amazing Tilt Shift Videos

While they are extremely popular and common place now, tilt shift videos never really get old. They are so mesmerizing to watch that while I find myself saying, “sheesh, another tilt shift video on Vimeo…” I always play it, and almost always click the like button. Tilt Shift Videos on Vimeo The Sandpit from Sam […]

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Photography: Seeing Beyond The Human Eye

Just discovered this web original series from PBS called OffBook and their latest episode on the magic of photography.   OffBook PBS OffBook is a webisode series on YouTube That explores the cutting edge of art,artists and people who spread it around the web. Subscribe, add it to your feed, follow it on Twitter, whatever […]

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Detour, a Friday baseball video

A short film about impatience, and willingness to turn around and go a different direction.   -mike  

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

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Eight legged refugees in Australia

Flooding in New South Wales Australia, near the town of Waga Waga has forced thousands of people from their homes. But the floods have also forced many times more spiders from their underground habitat and they have taken up temporary residence on the plants and trees of local homes and farms.

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