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About arjaybe

Jim has fought forest fires and controlled traffic in the air and on the sea. Now he writes stories.

Volunteers

“Volunteer Appreciation Event 2010 067”by thewomensmuseum is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 I think we should reward volunteers for all the good they do. Here is a copy of an email I sent to my MP toward that end. Richard … Continue reading

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More Drought

Droughtman is strangely quiet these days. It has been cool and cloudy and is forecast for more of the same, with the possibility of precipitation, and he hasn’t said anything snide about it. It might have something to do with … Continue reading

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Jet Stream – Related Phenomena

Cloud of the Day – Other Phenomena Related to the Jet Stream As promised in the original post on the jet stream, today’s post will cover related phenomena such as the polar vortex and the Southern Oscillation. You will recall … Continue reading

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Image for the Prime

I might have found an image to use for The Prime. I think it will work for the cover as well as for all other purposes, such as on this website. Of course I will have to add the title … Continue reading

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Drought Two

Look up in the sky! Is it a cloud? Is it rain? No, it’s Droughtman! Yes, I’m afraid our blogger is at it again. Our water watchers have raised the advisory level to 2, which stands for dry conditions and … Continue reading

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Crossword Puzzle Decision

The crossword puzzle experiment will continue. I have learned that some people do like it and would be disappointed if it were to go away, so it can stay for now. I have found that it makes the site take … Continue reading

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Jet Stream

Cloud of the Day – Jet Stream The jet stream was discovered by Japanese meteorologist Wasaburo Ooishi when making over 1200 balloon observations of high altitude winds between 1923 and 1925. This information was later used when the Japanese launched … Continue reading

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Drought Conditions

“Enchanted Light | New Mexico” by Jim Crotty is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 In my area precipitation has been below normal for the last few months. This is the time of year when we would normally expect a good … Continue reading

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The Prime – Three-Quarter Report

I have been writing my current novel, The Prime, for four and a half months, and I’m three-quarters finished. Time for another report. Unlike my last book, The Plainsrunner, this one isn’t being shared in a serialization as I write … Continue reading

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Crossword Puzzle Follow-Up

I’ve been experimenting with running a daily crossword puzzle widget for almost two months. I’m pretty sure it’s not a trojan bent on taking over my website, but other than that I’m not sure how it’s working out. I don’t … Continue reading

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