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Pat Shingleton: Foreign Objects

Pat Shingleton: Foreign Objects

Posted 8:04 PM 1/31/2015 by Pat Shingleton

George Seaman raised Beagle dogs for rabbit hunting in Pennsylvania. As noted in a previous column, George designed an enclosed, elevated pen with enclosures and an open area where the dogs could "do their business." The meshed pen allowed the droppings to fall to the ground below. Our snowball (More)

1/30/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Snow Block"

Pat Shingleton: "Snow Block"

Posted 3:57 PM 1/30/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Friday's column shared the wintry weather in Erie, Pennsylvania. Gannon University was located adjacent to the Lake on Perry Square. Our fraternity house was blocks away from campus. Visiting with my frat brothers: Pete Fresina, Dennis Noble, Swede Carlson, Ernie DeSantis, Jim Suppa, "Bullwhip" (More)

1/29/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Good Foam, Bad Foam..."

Pat Shingleton: "Good Foam, Bad Foam..."

Posted 4:46 PM 1/28/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Coastal homes in the northeast are coated with ice from Tuesday's monster storm. Sea water contains dissolved salts, proteins, fats, and dead algae and is laced with organic matter and sea creature excrement. Shaking seawater in a beaker causes surface bubbles and foam. This is replicated when (More)

1/28/2015

Pat Shingleton: "A Windy Recital"

Pat Shingleton: "A Windy Recital"

Posted 3:29 PM 1/27/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Tuesday's column noted the intense winds in the Pyrenees Mountains, an area referred to as Ampurden. Salvador Dali believed he could harvest this wind and power a pipe organ. More than 20 years after his death, Spanish entrepreneurs fulfilled Dali's dream by constructing a giant wind-powered (More)

1/27/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Wind and a Pipe Organ..."

Pat Shingleton: "Wind and a Pipe Organ..."

Posted 3:26 PM 1/26/2015 by Pat Shingleton

In addition to the winter storm warning a hurricane force wind warning is posted for the northeast. Ampurdan is locagted in northeastern Spain where intense winds blow from the Pyrenees. High pressure downslopes air through mountain passes and is rapidly warmed by compression. As noted in a (More)

1/25/2015

Pat Shingleton: "Sneaux Days"

Pat Shingleton: "Sneaux Days"

Posted 9:08 AM 1/25/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Another Nor'easter has smacked New England. Heavy snowfall, in our younger years, closed schools and after fulfilling the directive of clearing walks and driveways, it was sled riding time. The starting point of the trail was Windover Avenue, taking us over Longview Drive, across Aunt Mae's yard (More)

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