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“In our modern lifestyle we are not runners anymore. So we are basically disconnected from what we previously had to do. Most of us are out of shape and we don’t have to run for our hamburger or our dinner. But deep down we are still all runners and so our minds, as much as our muscles are part of this running phenotype.”

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This was created by a friend of mine who is a Landscape Architecture professor here in the College of Design. Basically he took the published data for the dates and times of the sunrise and sunset and created a chart. It shows the dates and times of the earliest SUNSET, after which the light lasts a little bit longer each evening. Also on the chart is the time of the latest SUNRISE, afterwhich the sunrise will begin rising a little bit earlier as the planet makes its way around the sun. Great graphic of this phenomenon, in my opinion. 🙂


Yes, it has been wet around these parts. Stats include:

  • 10.39 inches this month which is 5.58 inches ABOVE normal.
  • 15.62 inches since October 1 (the meteorological rain year start) which is .16 inches ABOVE normal.

For this and more, I am grateful.

The bike rides in have been wet, but mostly quite enjoyable. I had one ride home with a slashing wind from the south that was strong enough to slap my cheeks with the stings of rain. It made me howl at times. Of course, going home is nice, because it’s, well, home: dry socks, pants, warmth and family. Yep, good times out west, that’s for sure . . . .

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