I will be leaving up the old site here, though by now it's a shadow of what it used to be. It's bounced around several servers, the comments are all gummed up in Haloscan and frankly it's hard to look at the template's primitive design when Wordpress offers so much more.
So really not much has changed but I'm hoping the Feng Shui of scenery might inspire more writing. Blogger's interface was clumsy and unreliable, moving to Wordpress is like going from an AMC Pacer to... well, a 2010 Honda Accord (let's not get crazy). I'll be patching up the archives for those interesting in the days of yore... but from here on out, see you at the new Mountain Air!
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So it is of note that the last active World War I vet has passed away at 111 years old. WWI is far removed from the conscious of modern Americans, yet was the pivotal event of the 20th century that affected everything from warfare to art. It is an easy argument that WW2 was simply a continuation of the ripples of WWI as a result of the harsh penalties the allies imposed on Wilhelm II's Germany -- thus what began in the autumn of 1914 resonated well in the late 1940's.
I was JUST having this discussion if it was possible to get struck by lightning while bike riding (perhaps the rubber tires insulate the ground?) I figured the tires didn't matter because the bolt would hit the highest point -- IE the rider atop the bike.
Looks like she'll be ok, so a reluctant thanks to her for solving the argument!
I'm also hoping to get out and play in the mountains some more this weekend, so hopefully I can add a second adventure to the "JD's Super Maps" template next week as well. Technically, I still have the GPS tracks for all the hikes in my book too, so I could retroactively add them in.