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The Amazing Things Dogs Can Do - Part I

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/dec/08/246010/ **I love dogs, like many people - and often they are amazing** **Dogs Learn to Drive** This article just came out in today's BBC news: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-20614593 I astounded at what these dogs from New Zealand can do - in some ways, it is much more impressive than the driver-less ...

The World Series Parade in San Francisco

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/oct/31/244015/ **World Series Parade today in San Francisco** The live video on this blog is over- it was fantastic, 4 hours worth. However, here is most of the parade in video replay. It is worth watching! For the Giants, it has been a happy day! In case you missed it, ...

Newly discovered footage from the Beatle's 1967 Magical Mystery Tour

Lawrence Morgan

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/photos/2012/oct/02/242101/ **The Beatles - 50 years since their first hit record** Released on 5 October 1962, the Beatle's single Love Me Do went to 17th place very quickly. That was 50 years ago. It features Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney on their way to Newquay, Cornwall, ...

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, ...

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