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Total Eclipse!

There's an aria from a Handel opera/oratorio  (honestly I feel like those 2 terms are nearly interchangeable in his oeuvre) that begins with that exclamation...and while I'd be lying if I said that it was playing through my head this afternoon, it definitely came to mind unbidden a few times.

Right now, in the eclipse's aftermath I am listening to a construction vehicle that's been in reverse for the last 20 minutes. It's pretty awesome. (Not really...cranking Pandora in the hopes that it'll drown it out, or that the crew will quit for the day shortly.)

But no lie, the eclipse itself was indeed pretty freaking awesome. I was alive for the one in the 70s, but have no recollection of it - could've been too young, could've been overcast or not on the path, could've been napping I suppose. I took today off work in a coincidental way: our season closed on Saturday, and I was planning to use today to get rid of the first layer of dog hair in the house, an…

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