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became the Journal's third editor in 1962 at age
20. He has edited other newspapers and magazines, and
more recently, webzines, ever since. His articles have
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Alviso Slough nature walk, April 10
Jonal entry 1178 | April 15 2011
computer problems are finally being unravelled, but this installment
of the Jonal has been delayed as I get through the final hoops.
Sunday, April 10, the afternoon weather was amenable for a return
to Alviso in my quest to close the loop from Guadalupe River Trail
to the Bayshore Trail. But though there were maps showing trail beginnings,
none of the endings were shown, and after walking three miles northerly
by both northeast and northwest, I seemed farther from Mountain View
and the Bayshore and Stevens' Creek trails with no destination in
sight. The video gives the details.And since YouTube has upgraded
my account so I can now upload longer videos, this one is the first
since I've been putting videos both on these pages and YouTube longer
than 15 minutes (it's the whole record of Sunday's walk and runs just
under 20 minutes).
Speaking to some questions raised in the video: It turns
out rapeseed and mustard are two names for one, or a collection of
related, plants. And if I sounded hesitant in saying rapeseed is the
source for "saffola oil," it was because I doubted "saffola".
. . for good reason. The rapeseed is the source of Canola oil. And
Canolanow one of the world's most popular cooking oilsis
a contraction of "Canada oil," as it was first produced
in Canada. Saffola oil is a brand name for a competing product made
from other plants.
And "cupola" is the right name for the kind
of "steeple" on the top of the yacht club, no matter how
I mispronounced it. It's one of those words I've been seeing most
of my life but don't remember ever having occasion to try to say before
Useful work phrases: No, my powers can only be
used for good.
Thought for today
How incessant and great are the ills with which
a prolonged old age is replete.
C.S. Lewis (1898
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