Archive | July 2019

Flowers Of New Durham, N.H. — July 31, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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All of these were essentially in or around the New Durham public library. I always make a point to take my camera when I visit New Durham, year round, because it is such a picturesque ‘little’ town (and yes, many years ago, I did own a lakeside property there, though we never went into New Durham per se since we were much, much closer to Wolfeboro). In the summer they go all out with the flowers. Enjoy.


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Garmin Q2 2019 Results Exceeds Expectations; Fitbit Disappoints & Shares Tank.

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Two very different sets of stories from the two companies. Garmin is SOARING, Fitbit is tanking — the Versa Lite sales not living up to expectations (probably not surprisingly).

Garmin’s Fitness sector is doing well (thanks to all the new models of late), while Fitbit’s smartwatch sales are down 27%.

Good for Garmin. They just need to stay focused and RAMP UP their customer support.

As a BIG Garmin customer, shareholder and booster I am happy. SMILE.


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The Picture Of The Day (Canon EOS RP) + 6 Also-Rans — July 31, 2019.

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New Durham New Hampshire Anura Guruge Canon EOS RP


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‘Black Moon’ Today, July 31, 2019, & How It Differs From A ‘Blue Moon’.

by Anura Guruge




The Key Difference:

Black Moon has to be a NEW Moon.

Blue Moon has to a FULL Moon.

Other than that they both refer to an ‘EXTRA’ moon in a given ‘month’.


Blue Moon‘ can mean one of two things:

1. Second full moon within the same calendar month.

2. Third full moon during an astronomical season that has four full moons; an astronomical season in this context being the 3-month period between an equinox and a solstice, e.g., 3-months between the March Spring Equinox and the June Summer Solstice.


Black Moon‘, DITTO, but when it applies to a NEW MOON.

So, it means:

1. Second NEW moon within the same calendar month — as is the case this month, i.e., July 2019.

2. Third NEW moon during an astronomical season that has four full moons; an astronomical season in this context being the 3-month period between an equinox and a solstice, e.g., 3-months between the March Spring Equinox and the June Summer Solstice.


Both are rare events.

Furthermore, today’s Black Moon is a Supermoon — i.e., it is closer to Earth than normal.


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The New ‘Defender’ Razor — Impressive, Easy On The Skin … BUT, I Am Still Evaluating.

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After having ads for it appear on my Facebook timeline, multiple times a day, I finally gave in and ordered one given that the blades for it were much cheaper than they are for the Gillette SkinGuard razor I have been using for the last few months with GREAT SUCCESS.

The ‘Defender‘ to be fair, is good. Impressive. Ultralight. Like a feature. Very flexible. And yes, it sure gets under your nose — in the nicest possible way.

Yes, given my ultra-sensitive (face) skin I did order the ‘Extra Sensitive’ blades.

No irritation. Feels good. Seems pretty close too. But, I have only used it about 4-times.

My problem is that given the TREMENDOUS success I had with the Gillette SkinGuard I am reluctant to abandon it in haste in case I end up regretting it.

So, I will continue using the ‘Defender’ for another couple of weeks until I can convince myself that it will work as well as the Gillette.

Promise, I will keep you posted. But, for the price it is CHEAP enough to try out YOURSELF. Give it a go. You will not regret it. You will be amazed how light it is.


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Click to access this informative post.


Shaving has been the absolute bane of my adult life. I suffer so when I shave. It is torture. I dread it.

Over the decades I have gone to extreme lengths to make it bearable. Cost never a consideration. I have tried them all: razors, blades, electric. And I have suffered mightily.


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