January 24th, 2002

caillebotte_man at his window

Moonset

Because this area is still fairly well wooded, the western horizon is blocked from view along my street. I can see the light of sunset because it covers a great deal of the sky, but the moon has insufficient light to be visible once it passes behind the trees. A couple of years ago, the trees west of the road a block west were thinned out to make room for a number of new houses. I have discovered that, at this time of year, there is a place in the trees just a bit north of west from my house where, for a few minutes, I can see the setting moon between the branches of the pines. I have to stand in a particular spot in my yard to see it, and it soon vanishes, but there it is, large and with a slightly orange cast, with just a few branches draped across it. Tonight, it was just past half full, and was visible for a few minutes just before three o'clock. I must remember that it will be a bit later each night, as it waxes. Goodnight, moon.
caillebotte_man at his window

Numbers

My ISP sent me another e-mail saying that they were providing new access numbers. Naturally, I felt a bit of trepidation, since the last three times they did this, there turned out to be a reduction in numbers. In less than a year, I went from six access numbers to two. So I was pleasantly surprised to find that, instead of being reduced to one number, I now have three! An actual improvement! Maybe Juno won't go out of business, after all.
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caillebotte_man at his window

Peggy Lee

It has occurred to me that some younger people might not remember Peggy Lee. But they might recall Disney's Lady and the Tramp. Peggy Lee did three songs on the soundtrack of that movie. It was a rather bold choice for the studio to make, since she was known as one of the sexiest and sultriest singers of the era. Not what one might have expected from Disney in those days.

Also, I wanted to post a link to the official Peggy Lee web site. She was just about the last of the great jazz-pop voices of the big band era, and one of the best. She has left a legacy of recordings equal to that of any of her peers.