Posts published in November, 2011

Requiescat in Pace

Posted on November 27, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Requiescat in Pace

I'm not a religious person but I wouldn't mind ending my days in a grave. Granted, I do hope to live forever once robot bodies are made affordable by 2027, but should I suffer a more tragic fate a modest, permanent home underground would do fine. Friends or family would appreciate a little nonsectarian walk, place a flower or two (hint: daffodils), and shake their heads at my epitaph: “Beneath this stone my husband doth lie. Now he's at rest ... Continue Reading

Snapshots of Fall

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Snapshots of Fall

My first souvenir of an Indian summer dates back to the fall of 2001, when I moved to the United States. The phenomenon, made popular in my country by American singer and hair model Joe Dassin in the 70's, sounded quite different from the dreary debacle gracing France in late October. Joe and his tight pants were right, the fall foliage bursting into vivid yellows, oranges, and reds melted my jaded eyeballs, a unique experience the scientific community ranks close ... Continue Reading

Five Rivers

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 12:00 am

Five Rivers

The Capital District is full of small hidden gems and one of them, Five Rivers, is shining bright during the autumn season. A few minutes west of Albany, DEC's Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprising over 450 acres of broad fields, towering forests, and tranquil wetlands. With over 10 miles of trails for self-guided exploration, Five Rivers fosters “discovery, spiritual refreshment and physical fitness through wholesome outdoor recreation”. Fear not, if you enjoy your refreshment in a more ... Continue Reading