Month: February 2014

Twentythree: Fi-na-lee! Quimby!!

Continuing the ‘Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley’ year long project. (Click here for complete info.) Subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the right sidebar>>>>> Finally! More streams are running! We are in the midst of another series of storms bringing rain to much of parched California. I have been patiently waiting …

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Twentytwo: The Tall Stick

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Twentyone: Baylands Fun

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Twenty: The Trestle Charity

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Eighteen, Nineteen: Mercury Sheen

Continuing the ‘Creeks and Rivers of Silicon Valley’ project. (Click here for complete info.) Be sure to subscribe to this blog by entering your email in the right sidebar>>>>> The native Ohlone Indians called it cinnabar. The early pioneers called it quicksilver. Today we call it mercury, the liquid metal. The southern part of Silicon …

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