® . . . . . . .Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 11:16:24 -0500
Subject: Merry Christmas
I want to wish you a Merry Christmas. This is a time of year when we can at least dream of peace on earth and good will toward everyone.
Your CMO Gallery continues to show impressive images. I check it every day.
Even if I had a large telescope, I could probably not see much through our turbulent air. I have repeatedly gotten up early to try to observe Jupiter, with little success. I work most evenings now. At least I can look at your Gallery.
We are having light snow here today, with no accumulation expected.
On Dec. 9, we had a small earthquake, 4.5 on the Richter scale, the first earthquake I ever experienced. It shook our house and scared some neighbors, but it did no real damage.
I know this is your busy time, so I will bother you with no more than a wish for a happy new year and your continued success in observing Mars.
® . . . . . . .Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 01:06:40 -0500
Subject: Re: tailless cat
I have re-read the passage by
You asked about "the old
lady's peculiarity was personal; the cat's was not." Another way of saying
the same thing might be more intelligible: the old lady had a disability that
was due to the particular circumstances of her health, but the cat's lack of a
tail is characteristic of cats in general in this part of
I think that by
I do not think
If the above comments have not helped to make the passage more understandable, please let me know, and I will try to do a better job of explaining my understanding of it.
On a different subject, you
mentioned that I would probably not travel to Japan due to fear of earthquakes.
I once had a girl friend whose mother came from
Your quantity of observations is truly amazing. I hope you will soon have the time to report more on your own observations and to analyze the work of your contributors.
Take care of your health too. Do that first.