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June 2016

More Deer Pix

I don't know if the other twin fawn got lost, or if this is a different doe with her baby.


Dollar General has stocked the good gallon bottles of distilled water again! The plastic is much tougher than yer average gallon jug. The only problem is that this is not the season for us to actually use the distilled water, so now I have 10 bottles waiting for the winter dryness of central heating.

In the meantime I dream of building whirligigs....

My current designs include 2 to 4 short gigs, hung from poles attached to the sidebars of our swing-set. I think I could hang four of them. Preventing grass from fouling everything up, or cats from rubbing themselves on the apparati are two problems to overcome. Not to mention the extreme angle of the ground in relation to providing a horizontal base on which to place coils....

I am also double-checking previous design plans. Apparently I did not take into consideration that a magnet pivoting on a pole would only contact a coil placed at its center pivot at two places -- places which would have extremely limited numbers of flux lines crossing the coils....

So, in several ways, I am back to the drawing board.

Btw, I finished the psychiatry book and am now working on a book from 1993 that our local Little Professor finally released for pittance: Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life by Herbert Block. I am enjoying it. The psychiatry book also contained some helpful information about the relationship between Jung and Freud's works/attitudes. Let me see now, what was that book's name? Churchill's Black Dog, Kafka's Mice & Other Phenomena of the Human Mind. I always liked Jung better than Freud, not that I knew much beyond popular scuttlebutt about either one....

I also enjoyed Now You See Me 2 and Central Intelligence. Actually, I enjoyed Central Intelligence better than Independence Day Resurgence because the former was less work -- no comparisons to previous characters and plotlines to distract from enjoyment. Unless you started to get the idea that Central Intelligence slightly resembles the set-up of the Jackie Chan movies.....

Dear Diary

I'm reading a book by Anthony Storr, Churchill's Black Dog, Kafka's Mice & Other Phenomena of the Human Mind. So far I've gotten through Churchill's chapter, starting now on Kafka's. I had read Churchill's autobiography, btw, knowing nothing of Kafka....

I went to Finding Dory last weekend (3D) and it inspired me to try to find a long lost father. I had been identifying with Dory from Finding Nemo. I'd had a Traumatic Closed Head Injury in 1993 in a car crash that killed my husband, and for nearly 10 years I had some gradually less noticeable effects such as short term memory deficit from that injury. Counseling had given me tools to deal with that, such as writing things down, and I practiced plenty of training for my memory, btw over the years.... I also identified with Dory's ability to communicate with whales. That is another very long story....

It was my family doctor's nurse who made disparaging sounds when I explained to their queries about my family medical history that I have only 1/4 of it. The nurse apparently had no idea how somebody could lose 3/4 of her family medical history. So, now I am trying to find at least 1/2 of it, but I suspect there will be much suspicion when I contact said missing family members. But his grandparents/parents knew I existed, as did his wife. She had come to our house to sell photos and saw my biological father's picture on my mother's table. She asked why her man's photo was there....

I would also like to get a photo of a younger man so I could try to find myself in his visage. I know I only look partly like my own mother, who is now deceased, btw....

On another topic, I am waiting for our riding mower to come back from the shop where it is undergoing routine maintenance plus some extra fixing. In the meantime, I must use our push mower to keep the jungle back on our one-acre plot of land. I also mow along the lane and have created a mini park across the street to allow better access to the creek for the neighborhood and dog-walkers who come by everyday. I need the exercise -- that's not the problem. It is just so humid and hot that I sweat buckets.

Twin Deer Again

For some reason the lady deer who deliver their babies in our 1 acre backyard have twins most years -- over the last 14 years. I think there was actually only one year I didn't see twin fawns, but my memory is not always accurate. This morning's attempts to capture pix netted two or three that were focused:

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