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Five Decades, Five Comets

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 By Steve Campbell     Revised March, 2016

A few years ago, there was a comet (ISON) approaching the Earth.  It was discovered by two Russian astronomers, Vitali Nevski and Artyom Novichonok  by way of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON, hence the name)  at the Kislovodsk Observatory. 1,331 more words

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Houston Soaking, Oregon Burning

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Pilot Travel Center Interstate 84, exit 104, Biggs, Oregon – September 4, 2017

My “hot spot” fails to connect and I can’t read my email. 2,435 more words

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In the Path of Totality

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In the Path of Totality

Sierra Grande Rest Area Highway 87 Northeast New Mexico  836 from Houston

The eclipse Expedition is underway.  This is the first overnight stop on the way to The Casper Wyoming area. 1,745 more words

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Overdue Update

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Marooned in a Freight Yard in Chicago August 10, 2017

I have been away from the keyboard for a while. I am currently awaiting a load and have been for nine hours now.    1,394 more words

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The Eclipse Expedition

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Road Ranger Truck Stop, Rochelle, Illinois July 29, 2017

I apologize that I  have been extremely busy with the “task-at-hand” of interstate logistics operations and have not written in a while.  1,248 more words

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Zelda, Nero and the Van Dyke

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Flying J Truck Stop Interstate 435 and Front Street, Kansas City, Missouri July 11, 2017

This particular load had two stops, the first near Kansas City and the next in Oklahoma. 2,217 more words

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Calcium Carbonate and Amarillo

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Flying J Truck Stop I35 exit 127, Emporia, KS July 9, 2017

 The trips are shorter now and I have to look hard for the thought-provoking aspects.  1,093 more words

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