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Wally-Rachel Peterson
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Lived in Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines
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Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano
Image Credit & Copyright: Sigurður Stefnisson
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140420.html

Why did a picturesque 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland create so much ash? Although the large ash plume was not unparalleled in its abundance, its location was particularly noticeable because it drifted across such well-populated areas. The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland began erupting on 2010 March 20, with a second eruption starting under the center of a small glacier on 2010 April 14. Neither eruption was unusually powerful. The second eruption, however, melted a large amount of glacial ice which then cooled and fragmented lava into gritty glass particles that were carried up with the rising volcanic plume. Pictured above during the second eruption, lightning bolts illuminate ash pouring out of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.
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I admit I am out of touch and this is an eye opener for me.
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Where in Sweden do people live the longest. Read and find out. Impressive-
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David Letterman Announces His Retirement from the…: http://youtu.be/H9eYkpgeeI8 I've been hearing about this story this afternoon an now I can hear it directly from Dave.
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There has been some discussion about this topic lately. When we moved here from Atlanta ten years ago, one of the first things we noticed was the high number of crimes reported each night on the local news. I understand how statistcs work and can be misused/misunderstood, but we are still cautious when visiting Pensacola. 
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I love the cleverness of the teacher, but you gotta question the headline.
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Teacher, restaurant and retail management, trainer
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Los Banos, Laguna, Philippines - Illinois - Georgia - Florida - Texas - Alabama
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Retired but still learning and just enjoying each day as it comes.
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Although I have a degree in mathematics as a high school teacher, i find other subjects interesting as well.  I am particularly fascinated with astronomy but also enjoy reading about travel, photography and gardening. We are fortunate to live near the beach, however I am more interested in the local history and archaeology of  the area. 
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Returned Peace Crops Volunteer and struggle with Tagalog http://www.uplb.edu.ph/index.php/about-uplb
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  • Augustana College
    AB mathematics
  • Western Illinois University
    MS mathematics
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