austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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What would you say if it was naturally for you?

And here's my past week in mathematics blogging:

And! What's Going On In Rex Morgan, M.D.? Pinball and Roadside Tourism, May - August 2018. It's somehow not the Me and bunny_hugger story!

Our next big thing was the week in Omena, near Traverse City, with bunny_hugger's family. We also brought Columbo and since he was in basically good shape and stunningly happy to be on a leash (not all rabbits tolerate it!) there's a lot of pictures of him. Such as this bunch. I apologize for breaking any hearts with so many photographs of a tranquil, accommodating Flemish giant.

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Columbo getting to step out of his cage and enjoy a stretch at the Clare Welcome Center rest area. It's roughly the dividing point between the parts of the lower peninsula that are inhabited and those that aren't, apart from a couple of outposts of people like the Traverse Bay region. So it's a good spot to stretch and get ready for the second half of the trip.


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Columbo grooming his paw before eating a rest area's lawn.


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bunny_hugger grabbing some snaps of Columbo looking adorable at the rest area.


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Columbo quite interested in the picnic benches and the paved area. He would investigate.


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Yes, he finds the paved area basically to his satisfaction, although there was one other thing. (Which would be peeing. He had a problem with bladder control that we did not understand correctly at the time. If we do now after his death.)


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Colombo selecting what parts of the greenery he figures to devour. This is along a rock wall lining the picnic area above.


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Not sure if Columbo picked that plant out of the ground or if he's just eating the taller bits of it here.


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Colombo letting the afternoon sunlight play around his sweet, compliant eye.


Trivia: A late-60s plan to connect Philadelphia's Penn Center Station with the Reading Railroad's Reading Terminal by a six-block-long underground tunnel had to be abandoned, as something like four-fifths of the Penn Central's ancient commuter trains would be unable to handle the two percent uphill grade. Source: The Wreck of the Penn Central: The Real Story Behind the Largest Bankruptcy in American History, Joseph R Daughen, Peter Binzen. (Though to an extent the terrible condition of commuter rail was a strategic choice, the authors point out, to get either better subsidies from governments or to get the capital-intensive, low-profit commuter traffic removed from their charge.)

Currently Reading: Fuelling the Empire: South Africa's Gold and the Road to War, John J Stephens.

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