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Sandy UT is definitely in the HOT part of the country A century and climbing is promised to Sandy UT for the next week with perhaps a 3 degree dip for the National Holiday. I live in that part of the country currently labeled HOT - although not as HOT as some.  Assaults on records appear the orde...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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X marks the spot - Sandy Utah I like to think that I am really involved in my hobby activities especially the low cost, or no cost ones.  Observing seismic activity (earthquakes) in seven day intervals in the Intermountain West with me located in the middle of the observed area suits my criteria....
Always a place for hypnosis in coaching and business For the past 15 years or so I have dabbled with Hypnosis; not the theatrical kind of turning people into cavorting chickens, but the deep relaxation style. I first experimented with self hypnosis for pain relief. A long induction and a descent ...
The weather may be fickle but nature will not be denied.   Spring's arrival may not have been as precise as one might have expected after a long winter, but Spring is definitely here. Fruit tree blossoms have made their appearance here in Sandy UT; dandelions have been quick to compete with green...
A lot to look at. Seismic events for the week - the Intermountain West Let's look at the seismic events (earthquakes) for the Intermountain West (Utah to Yellowstone). 116 events in the last seven days - all in the micro range. I get my data and maps from the US Seismic Service located at the Uni...
Seasonal change in Sandy UT. Wait a few minutes... By and large the weather in our high altitude area of the Intermountain Corridor is predictable and mostly enjoyable. It's Springtime in Sandy UT Now for the changes. We warmed; we cooled again (repeat several times with very cool nights); some l...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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Joys of hiding in plain sight Perhaps its just an effect of a long winter, or could be laziness attendant to old age, but I have somehow acquired facial hair (where little has been known to grow on top for many decades) suitable for a disguise. Some acquaintances half stop and continue warily. Th...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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Sandy UT is well served by TRAX My city of Sandy Utah enjoys the services of the Utah Transit Authority light rail system TRAX. At Historic Sandy, we are a stop on the Blue Line (the oldest), easily linking to Red and Green lines with attendant bus services to allow the Salt Lake Valley to be eas...
Did he not see his shadow, or does he need glasses? Some eastern rodent, called Phil, made his annual media jaunt recently in predicting an early Spring.  Seemed like something that I might understand considering we had the previous month with maxima below freezing.  Heavy snow just sat there wai...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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Seismic Activity in the Intermountain West Even though I do not always communicate the results publicly, I have a hobby of observing Seismic Activity (earthquakes) for occurances over seven day periods for the Intermountain Corridor (Utah to Yellowstone). Draw a corner to corner X on my map, and ...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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It's a White Christmas for Sandy Utah I am now officially IN for the Season.  Warmth has returned to my extremities (nose and fingers). I left for an electric scooter ramble in Sandy UT between snowflakes.  Outward mile was quite OK. Return trip not so much. A blizzard was dropping snow by the bu...
When the only sign of color in my picture is a... Since I have belonged to Active Rain, I  have become used to having a camera with me at all times. Sometimes it may be odd in checking pockets for wallet and watch, I also include still and video. Over time, this photography habit has allowed me t...
The romance of mineral fossicking continues in Utah Coal, oil and gas may be the modern attractions. Let us not forget copper and gold and gems. Utah is mineral rich.  To the west of me, and obvious every day the sun shines, is the Bingham Mine, the world's largest open cut copper mine, rich also...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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We are tolerant of weather in Sandy UT Yesterday we had a little rain - we need it. The Salt Lake Valley is high altitude desert. ( 10 - 12 inches a year ~ if we measure it carefully). A lot of our water comes from snow melt. Clear and cold. This requires snow falls, and our mountains are blessed...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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A wonderful time to be in Sandy Utah All of the leaves designed to fall have fallen, and some others too as the wind makes its presence know ~ now mostly from the south   Being outdoors is not uncomfortable, but you might need a coat. It is a different experience: its late fall in the Salt Lake V...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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Late nights and early mornings in Sandy Utah It is the end of November and the end of a grueling/beneficial challenge. A post a day (minimum) for the month with an added emphasis on local events. I realize that my writing and photography have improved, except for a few lapses, for personal gratif...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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Santa is as busy as a lizard drinking Santa lives in a Lantern in Salt Lake City Utah The sign on the lantern says so. This structure is to be found in the City Creek Center on the ground level out in the open air. Quite a change from Santa getting a mere decorated seat somewhere in a store. Besi...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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A break in the frenzy in Sandy UT   Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday... and a gap to Cyber Monday. How many distractions do we need? Who has money still to spend for Holiday cheer?   I tend to avoid crowds and demur sales. Both have a habit of breaking my routine and my planni...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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And now on to Christmas   Just a month to Christmas, and the signs of the Season begin to overtake our days.   Commercially we are being enticed to spend, as if our lives depended on it. Our thoughts are being directed to family and friends with suggestions of “Peace on Earth” urging us to ignore...

By Larry O'Sullivan
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Quiet week in the Intermountain West   Observing Seismic Events (earthquakes) is a hobby that I enjoy. My area of interest is the Intermountain West (Utah to Yellowstone), chosen because I live at the middle of the map, in Sandy UT.   Information about Utah describes living in Earthquake Country,...

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