Some years ago I was in the process of moving and my father had come by to help me pack. He’d lost Shadow a few months before, and, having spent the year carrying the elderly dog everywhere, kept looking around as if expecting to see him. So, Dad needed a dog. We took a walk,… Continue reading The Dog Gets a Vote- or, the Mother’s Day Present
Trego School has adopted something of a wait-and-see approach to determining the date they will resume in-person learning. In any school, the requirement that individuals that have been exposed must quarantine themselves for fourteen days can quickly make in-person learning impossible. Substitute teachers are always difficult to find, and finding one that is able to… Continue reading Trego School Continues Distance Learning
I was asked to describe the problems with political polls. It is a great year for showing the problems in predicting from opinion polls. Projecting isn’t the problem – we take partial duration series (like flood data) and project the likelihood of larger and smaller events occurring. In my 70 years on the planet, I’ve… Continue reading Things that make Surveys Hard
At 6 am, Mike was out collecting firewood from the stack to start the days fire. Kiki, the older, chubby white Pomeranian was out with him. Kiki positioned herself off the back steps and started trying to raise the dead with her bark. With enough firewood in hand, Mike called Kiki to the house. Remarkably,… Continue reading Game Camera Fails
This week, in 1987: Caribou sighted in the Northwest Corner of Lincoln County and Construction of the Trego Firehall began.
I took 19 pieces of political ads out of the mailbox, and one piece of mail from the American Association of Retired People offering me the opportunity to become one of them. It was 11:15 am, and there was no room left in the post office trash can, so I reluctantly took them all home.… Continue reading Political Junk Mail
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