~ Posted by Caspar Henderson, December 10th 2012
It is 80 steps from my front door in Oxford to the river stairs upstream of Folly Bridge, where I put my kayak on the Thames. Downstream the river flows straight for about a quarter mile and then veers right, left and then right before it straightens out to reach the lock and the Norman church at Iffley. The paddle down to the lock and back takes about 40 minutes, allowing me to be home, showered and at my keyboard again within an hour, so long as the river is in its normal daze. read more »
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~ Posted by Rebecca Willis, December 23rd 2011
It's snowing in the Rockies. A bit. They're still waiting for the "big dump" that sets the resorts up for the whole season. Vail is the largest single mountain ski resort in America, and in Vail Village the trees are covered in Christmas lights, there are gas fires in the street and the pavements are steaming as the snow lands on them - they are heated from underneath. read more »
Watching the Super Bowl last night felt in many ways like witnessing beefy protons in a particle accelerator.
Let me explain. read more »