blips + updates
While the world [and I] remain preoccupied with the disaster wrought by Katrina
, here's some other things to think about. Some good, some troubling.
Peak Oil News & Message Boards
. If you think Katrina's impact on Usonian oil access is horrible, this may get you thinking the situation may be a [long-term] blessing in disguise. A focus on the very real need to wean ourselves off petrol products.
The Currier Museum's Zimmerman House
. We took Bruce's mom to stay with her son, Tom, and Courtney [Matt's mom
] up in New Hampshire. While there we spent an hour or so at a Frank Lloyd Wright
designed home. Transcendent. Timeless. Unhurried. Serene. I lost my moose hat [again!] while touring; maybe Whitey will find it for me. [See also: Questia's reference page on Wright
I'll be attending the Advocacy Unlimited Course Graduation Ceremony
[the 25th] at CVH [that's where I work] in a couple of hours. The MH client self-advocacy movement has grown considerably since I worked at Connecticut Self-Advocates in 1991. AU being somewhat of a spiritual descendant of that effort. Proud to be a guest at the celebrations. Next on the agenda in client rights is the annual NARPA
conference, Reclaiming Freedom
in November 2005, to be held in East Hartford, CT. The event with be held at the Hartford Sheraton.
East Haddam Town Fair
[scroll down the page for info
] will be held at the East Haddam Town Hall and green, Friday 16th Sept thru Sunday 18th. That's the Town Hall and the old Grange building in the photo on your right. And you can click here to see a map
from the East Haddam swing bridge to the fairgrounds. Please do not bring your dogs. there will be lots of animals about as fair participants.
The Fair area is small, and some exhibits and activities will take place in other parts of town but nearby.
The Horse Show Grounds
, for example, will be at the Stables at East Haddam, 232 Town Street, Route 82. This is approximately 3 miles south of the Fairgrounds, on Town Street. [You can contact any of the East Haddam businesses or town officals by phone using this handy business directory, a pdf file
Connecticut's Department of Environmental Protection
has, according to survey co-ordinator Min Huang, completed the annual goose census
. Min sent the following note to Bob Crook at Connecticut Coalition of Sportsmen
Thanks to everyone who was able to get out and assist us in our population estimate work. Overall, we observed 9,083 geese in 172 separate groups. We read 368 individual collar codes, and saw 151 unique collar codes from the 2005 summer banding. The population estimate for 2005 is 29,433 +/- 3,926. Geese were scarce in NL/Windham counties, and ever so abundant in Fairfield and New Haven counties during our counts.
The overall estimate is a decrease from the previous 3 years, although it is not statistically different from last year's estimate of 35,686. This year's estimate is statistically lower than that of 2003, and, I think, is indicative of the slight decline in the overall statewide population that we think has occurred.
And that's the news for today.