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Critical Mass celebrates its 20th anniversary; locking your bike; and bicycling creates healing in Rwanda

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/sep/28/241947/ **Critical mass celebrates its 20th anniversary Friday, September 28** http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Thousands-at-Critical-Mass-20th-birthday-3904093.php Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle and Jason Wolfe, photographer, for these wonderful images and the article. Critical Mass celebrates its 20th birthday Friday, September 28th. From its beginnings in San Francisco twenty years ago, it has spread throughout ...

Ancient galaxies from Hubbel Telescope - and young people who will never see their images

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/sep/26/241783/ **Images from Deep Outer Space** http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/hubble-xdf-extreme-deep-field_n_1914060.html These beautiful images, which were released yesterday, are so incredible that a person could spend hours (or even days) looking at them - they are a very different and distant world compared to our everyday life. We don't even have the language to ...

150 years ago today - Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the Emancipation Proclamation

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/sep/22/241608/ **Today is the 150th birthday of the Emancipation Proclamation** Here is the Emancipation Proclamation: By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation. Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by ...

Shuttle Endeavor flies over San Francisco and then to Los Angeles - and Curiosity takes a 360 degree shot of Mars

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/sep/21/241550/ **The shuttle Endeavor flew over Golden Gate Bridge at 10:15 a.m. (PST)** This morning, at 10:15 am (PST), the shuttle Endeavor flew over the Golden Gate Bridge on its way to Los Angeles. It came back for a second pass at 10:22. These pictures are wonderful, and it will ...

Why can't Lawrence and Kansas kids have what Kalamazoo, Michigan students have

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/sep/16/241292/ **A new sports complex, or kids that can go to college?** It is all very strange. Lawrence worries about a sports complex instead of building small areas throughout the city with a football-soccer field, and some inside courts and games. The City Library is going to be in one ...

Take a course this fall - free of charge!

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/sep/11/241018/ **It's time to take a class - free and online!** http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/pulse-of-the-bay/take-free-class-stanford-home/?utm_source=Newsletters&utm_campaign=8f9462f351-September_10_Daily_Newsletter&utm_medium=email&mc_cid=8f9462f351&mc_eid=cbf3c826d5 I will have much more to write on this subject and online courses, and KU's failure to adapt to online courses, in a future blog. Right now, take advantage of what these schools have to offer. http://allthingsd.com/20120418/stanford-professors-launch-coursera-with-16m-from-kleiner-perkins-and-nea/ http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/03/education/harvard-and-mit-team-up-to-offer-free-online-courses.html?_r=1 ...

Double rainbow last night in San Francisco

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/sep/06/240738/ **Double rainbow - a rare sight in San Francisco** Last night, I was out walking in San Francisco when a double rainbow slowly appeared above me. I think I've seen only one double rainbow before in my life - which was when I was in grade school in Hutchinson, ...

Symphony Orchestra in the Congo! Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/aug/22/239964/ **A symphony orchestra in Central Africa** This is the first symphony orchestra of Central Africa, and one of the few in Africa. People have had to make many of their musical instruments almost from scratch. Some people have to walk an hour and a half to get to their ...

On opposite sides of the world, humpback whales are migrating

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/aug/21/239842/ **More on humpback whales** I previously did a blog on humpback whales: http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/kansas-150th-birthday-is-almost-over/2012/aug/9/humpback-whales-celebrate-their-own-olym/ Today, however, the New York Times had much additional information, plus a video which you have to see if you are fascinated with humpback whales: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/science/earth/close-to-cape-cod-shore-humpback-whales-are-far-from-safe.html?hp There is also an article by the author of this ...

My first year at KU and Pearson Scholarship Hall - Part I

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/aug/17/239741/ **Pearson Scholarship Hall made a great difference in my life!** Pearson Scholarship Hall caused many life changes for me. But I want to go back a bit, first to my grandmother. *A life of growing up for my mother and father in Ottawa* My grandmother, Grace White, grew up ...

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