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Shadows on the wall July 19, 2009

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If worm holes existed, shadows on the wall would be them. This comes
from the realization that shadows on the wall on a bright, breezy
summer day are potent stimuli for the mind which in turn sends a
momentary, paralyzing current through the body. They evoke so much of
the past, not so much in terms of actual memories, but in a sensation
of the past. It is a wonderful trick of the mind, more so considering
that the silently swaying shadows don’t last very long, can be gently
wiped away by a determined passing cloud. Everything, in one fleeting
moment.

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Bird sightings July 17, 2009

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Or some of them, anyway.  There were also fighter jets taking off and landing that day (no kidding), but everytime I saw them my camera was in my bag.  Those things are tiny compared to the commercial planes, but they have fire coming out of their tails.

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Milstein Hall of Ocean Life July 2, 2009

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Here are some more photos from the American Museum of Natural History.  This set was taken at the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life.  As you can see, it is a cavernous two-level hall, and the most striking thing about it is the luminous blue ceiling.  That large, cigar-shaped structure that can be seen in the photos of the ceiling is a replica of a blue whale suspended in mid-air.  The structure spans most of the length of the hall.

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