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    Re: On whinging and moaning
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2005 Apr 3, 15:24 -0500

    > Just out of curiosity, is anyone on the list (who's willing to speak up)
    > under thirty years of age? I usually guess that I'm on the younger end of the
    > curve for this list at the ripe old age of 41 (the actor Johnny Depp and I are
    > the exact same age --but I think he stayed out of the sun better than I  did).
    I do find it interesting the people that approach me when out using the
    sextant are generally either curious kids, or undergrad/graduate students.
    First I give them the Ken Gebhart answer, "It's used for measuring angles of
    celestial bodies."  Most will ask a follow up question, and continue through
    the body over a globe, assumed position, and towards or away intercepts.
    All without their eyes glazing over  Possibly the only time an AARP member
    with am "outdated" navigation tool is "cool." :-)
    > So are we done with the whinging and moaning?? Anyone care to talk about
    > navigation? :-)
    For me occasional whining and moaning a positive thing.  At 57 I have
    managed to stay single for 48 of those years (despite four engagements).  A
    wee dose of it helps remind me why. 

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