Little Chute — "Noah Van Vooren waited by the mailbox every afternoon. They said the letter would come in April. So he waited. Even in the rain. Even when his sisters yelled at him to come inside. "Noah, 19, had applied to college like many of his friends at Little Chute High School. Edgewood College in Madison hosts a special track for people like him, with Down syndrome or other intellectual and developmental disabilities. "He wanted to be the first to know whether they'd take him. "The news he got on April 5 has now been enjoyed by the half-million people who have watched the family video
posted to YouTube. Noah opens the envelope and bursts into
unadulterated joy, which ends with him yanking off his Badgers sweat
shirt and flexing muscles under his high school 'Mustang Pride' T-shirt. "'I got accepted!' he roars."
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Yesterday I was on my way to go and see Drew for lunch and I go over the bridge for the Root River on 4 Mile Rd in Caledonia. I looked at the river and I could not believe how high it was. My thought was dang it I don't have the camera with me to get some pictures. Then I went to see how the river looked by 5 Mile Rd and I was really bad there too. I was almost late to go and see him for lunch by the time I got there some of the guys were coming out for lunch. I told Drew about it then I said I am bringing the camera with me when I pick up and I am getting some pictures.
I did bring the camera with me to get some pictures to share with everyone. The only place I do have to go and check out is by Spring Street. The weather men are saying that the rivers are going down but this morning they looked the same to me.
Here are the pictures:
This is on 4 Mile Rd in Caledonia Wi this is looking North.
This is on 4 Mile Rd in Caledonia Wi this is looking South.
This is on 5 Mile Rd in Caledonia Wi this is looking North.
Hello, my winter-weary friends!How are you?Yes, that was snow the other day.It’s difficult not to get discouraged with this weather.Next up, floods.The winter that wouldn’t die is clearly still
alive.Enough is enough.We have to drive a stake through its
heart.Part those clouds and let the sun
shine in.We, the people, demand
warmth!Give me higher temperatures, or
give me Florida.
The local news seems to be filled with nothing but fires and
robberies.One bar has been robbed three
times in a month.Sooner or later, one
of these robbers is going to be shot by a bartender, business owner, or
customer.I predict that when it
happens, Racine will prosecute the
bartender, business owner, or customer.Oh my.
It’s best to remember that you are responsible for your own
safety.I heartily salute and thank all
Law Enforcement Officers who daily do their best to combat crime.But the police simply can’t be everywhere at
all times.At least, not in a free
country.For self-protection, Señor Zanza
uses what he calls “projective hypnotism,” which is instantly hypnotizing
people from a distance.The last mugger
who tried to rob him ended up confessing to the police while dancing like a
I, of course, can astral project myself out of dicey
situations.Junior is left with his cell
phone for protection.I mean, he’s in
school, which used to mean relative safety, so he can’t arm himself.The school, of course, has teachers,
officials, and even police officers on hand to deal with situations that may
arise.It’s crazy to think this way, to
worry about my son being killed or harmed by some maniac, or another student,
while he’s in school, but our world has changed so much.It’s difficult raising children in these
Indeed, sometimes it can be difficult just existing.Stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings
at all times.Don’t be the next victim.
In regard to the political trickery that takes place in our
beautiful city, I quote the Holy Bible, Matthew, 7:15-16:
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly
they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits.”
Oh dear, once again I find my blog turning negative.Here’s a video completely off the subject to
cheer you up:
Seals are so cute.Apparently, they just want a belly rub.
Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. America,
for visiting my blog today.I always
appreciate an audience, and I always appreciate you.
"On the night of April 14th, two
significant and spectacular events will take place simultaneously, as
Mars reaches its closest point to Earth while the Moon will be totally
eclipsed. Slooh will present these events in real time, starting with
coverage of Mars at 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02 UTC (4/15) (International
Times) from Slooh's telescopes off the west coast of Africa in the
Canary Islands and transitioning to coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse
starting at 11 PM PDT / 2 AM EDT (4/15) / 06 UTC (4/15) (International
Times) with live feeds from throughout North America. Viewers can watch
free on Slooh.com or by downloading the Slooh iPad app. The live image
stream will be hosted by Slooh Observatory Director Paul Cox and Slooh
astronomer Bob Berman, who will be reporting live from Prescott
Observatory in Prescott, Arizona. Viewers can ask questions during the
show by using hashtag #Slooh."
I love taking pretty astro photos as much as the next person. However, I also enjoy taking shots that may not be as visually appealing but that show an interesting phenomena.
One such opportunity arose as the planets Venus and Neptune had a close conjunction on April 12th. At closest approach, they were only 40 arc minutes (2/3 of a degree) apart. They would have been a little farther apart by the time they rose in Tucson that morning, but still pretty close. Unfortunately, the morning of the 12th was cloud so I had to wait for the clouds to break. This morning (the 13th) was nice and clear when my alarm went off. According to Stellarium, they would be about 1 degree, 32 arc minutes apart when I went out this morning.
Again, I fired up the trusty Canon 60D with the 75-300mm zoom lens at 300mm. I didn't bother with the Skytracker as I figured I should be able to get the pair with a fairly short exposure. I took quite a few shots, but my favorite ended up being a 2 second exposure at ISO5000 (which showed the mountains faintly in the foreground). I put an arrow to help you find Neptune.
The star immediately above Neptune is HIP111398 and the two brighter stars to the right are sigma Aquarius (top) and 58 Aquarius (bottom) for those trying to get oriented in the sky.
Although they appear close together in the sky, they are far apart. Venus is a mere 78 million miles away and Neptune is 2.85 billion miles away! Light takes about 7 minutes to reach us from Venus but about 4 hours and 12 minutes to arrive from Neptune! Neptune's diameter is about twice that of Venus, but is appears dim since it is so far away and receives much less sunlight than Venus.
If you have similar equipment to mine, you can go out and try to get your own photograph of a nearby planet and a distant planet in the same shot for the next few days.
Every Wednesday, Madame Zoltar responds to your queries and comments in her blog, Dear Madame Zoltar. Are the stars in your favor? What to do with that 401K? Find out by sending your questions and thoughts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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