Wildwood Park, Lynnmere Trail

Out with OLdweeb, Ecuadeb, and sissopolis in Wildwood Park, Lynnmere Trail.

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Transverberation

Today’s new word is transverberazione, or transverberation, especially as described by St. John of the Cross. In A Still Small Voice

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Topanga Lookout ridge

Out with OLdweeb and sissopolis along the Topanga Lookout ridge.

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Lake Eleanor, Westlake Village

Out with OLdweeb and Ecuadeb near Lake Eleanor, Westlake Village. While spraining my right ankle I decided to twirl sideways and landed on my right knee, with the result that both are hurting.

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Point Mugu State Park

Out with OLdweeb in Point Mugu State Park.

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Astonishing study on the Shroud of Turin

Enea, the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, has published a report on five years of experiments conducted in the ENEA center of Frascati on the “shroud-like coloring of linen fabrics by far ultraviolet radiation”. “Simply put: we tried to understand how the Shroud of Turin was imprinted by an image so special that it constitutes its charm, and poses a great and very radical challenge, “to identify the physical and chemical processes capable of generating a color similar to that of the image on the Shroud.”


“However, Enea scientists warn, “it should be noted that the total power of VUV radiations required to instantly color the surface of linen that corresponds to a human of average height = 34 thousand billion watts makes it impractical today to reproduce  the entire Shroud image using a single laser excimer, since this power cannot be produced by any VUV light source built to date (the most powerful available on the market come to several billion watts )”.

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Vasquez Rocks

Some friends picked me up early Sunday morning to head toward Agua Dulce and its amazing rock formations, the Vasquez Rocks. As I discovered reading the signs on my way out, this may be the only park in the U.S. named after a convicted criminal who was served with the death penalty. Apparently this bandit was using this area as his favorite hiding place.

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