Remembering 9/11

I’m going to take a “time out” from the usual September theme today to remember what I was doing 15 years ago on September 11. I had gone into my office at Purdue University a little earlier than usual, and I was busily working on something that dealt with a front page story in the …

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Another Cup

Passing through an indiscernible hiatus our cruise vessel steams quietly into the safe harbor of routine activity. Yes, folks, it’s September. If you didn’t notice any major change of key it’s probably because the start of any month is kind of arbitrary. It’s the job of bloggers everywhere to chronicle these passages, holding them out …

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The Monarchs are in Michigan!

Yesterday I was very excited to see my first monarch caterpillars of the year on Michigan State University’s campus, in the 4-H Children’s Garden.  The first monarch butterflies were only sighted in Michigan in mid-May, but the vast majority were sighted the past two weeks, as seen on the Journey North maps created by reports …

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