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  Grandfather Mountain
Join the staff naturalists for a fun and informative program about nature at Grandfather Mountain.
Grandfather Mountain is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge mountain range and a globally recognized nature preserve.
Stand head and shoulders above the surrounding region, be struck with awe by 360-degree views of mountain ridge after mountain ridge retreating to the horizon, and discover sanctuary for the human spirit.
www.grandfather.com   (177 words)

  
  Grandfather paradox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The grandfather paradox is a paradox of time travel, supposedly first conceived by the science fiction writer René Barjavel in his book "Future times three" ("Le voyageur imprudent", 1943).
Since quantum physics is governed by probabilities, an unmeasured entity (in this case, your historical grandfather) has numerous probable states; but, when that entity is measured, the number of its probable states singularises, resulting in a singular outcome (in this case, ultimately, you).
One of the main assumptions of the grandfather paradox is that causality is an active physical force which can "follow" a time-traveller back through time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grandfather_paradox   (1601 words)

  
 Night of the Red Sky, from Tom Brown, Jr.
Grandfather was a living miracle, and so many of the things that he did on a daily basis, sometimes unconsciously, would be considered miraculous by most.
Grandfather realized, as the elder spoke, that he was the spirit of a man-a man no longer of flesh, but a man who had once walked a spiritual path, possibly a shaman of this tribe.
Grandfather awoke at the entrance of the cave once again, the memory of the warrior spirit still vivid in his mind, the spirit's words becoming part of his soul.
www.wolflodge.org /visibiliti/prophecy/redsky.htm   (6522 words)

  
 Grandfather Mountain -- International Biosphere Reserve   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Unfortunately Grandfather's high altitude spruce-fir forests are suffering from the same one-two punch of air pollution and exotic insects that has decimated these forests throughout the southern Appalachians.
Grandfather Mountain maintains 12 miles of trails that criss-cross the 3000 acre Nature Conservancy preserve.
Grandfather Mountain Weather Database Weather in the higher elevations of the southern appalachians can be extreme.
www.northcarolinaoutdoors.com /places/mountains/grandfather.html   (1195 words)

  
 Night of the Red Skies: Vision of Apache wise man
Grandfather continued, "They will be obvious to you and those who have learned to listen to the spirit of the Earth, but to those who live within the flesh and know only flesh, there is no knowing or understanding.
Grandfather realized as the elder spoke that he was the spirit of a man, a man no longer of flesh but a man that had once walked a spiritual path, possibly a shaman of this tribe.
Grandfather did not remember how many days he'd spent at the mouth of the cave, nor did it make a difference, for he had received the Vision he had come for.
www.relfe.com /red_skies.html   (6384 words)

  
 Land Use Laws and Grandfather Clauses - Maine Townsman - May 1991   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A grandfather clause is a provision of law that exempts certain persons or pre-existing conditions from the scope of a regulation or requirement.
Although the District Court held that the use was grandfathered as pre-existing the ordinance's requirement for a special exception permit, the Superior Court, on appeal, held that "grandfathering" is an issue of law and that, "As a general rule.
Because grandfather clauses are each unique to the ordinances they serve, however, it is vital that they be thoughtfully drafted and carefully construed, for while Maine courts have generally interpreted such provisions rather strictly, they will not read into them requirements of restrictions that are not there.
www.memun.org /SchoolsProject/html/Resources/zoning/land_useGrandf.htm   (1726 words)

  
 Heroes: Grandfather John Lenahan
My grandfather was alone in his house for days before a curious neighbor discovered he was alive.
He was sent by train to Pennsylvania (with his parents' bodies) to live with an aunt, and, although she was not unkind, he was denied the affection a child needs.
Because of this, my grandfather made up his mind that when he became a father, his children would have all the toys and parties he never had.
www.teenink.com /Past/2001/January/Heroes/GrandfatherJohn.html   (594 words)

  
 NOVA Online | Time Travel | Sagan on Time Travel
Sagan: The grandfather paradox is a very simple, science-fiction-based apparent inconsistency at the very heart of the idea of time travel into the past.
The heart of the paradox is the apparent existence of you, the murderer of your own grandfather, when the very act of you murdering your own grandfather eliminates the possibility of you ever coming into existence.
Among the claimed solutions are that you can't murder your grandfather.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/time/sagan.html   (1916 words)

  
 Grandfather Mountain
Grandfather got its name when pioneers noted that the profile of the mountain's north face resembled that of an old man looking skyward.
There was a horseback trail up the slope of Grandfather to an overlook known as "Cliffside,", and in the early 1900s, MacRae's son Donald and Julian Morton, husband of Agnes MacRae Morton, widened this path into a one-lane road that was passable by automobiles.
The small landing areas at Grandfather became increasingly unsafe for the larger gliders, and demonstration flights were suspended in 1987.
www.blowingrock.org /grmtn.html   (1371 words)

  
 Grandfather Tree - 2003 Update
Fortunately, the oak woodland where the Grandfather Tree was moved from serves as an excellent “control area” for our comparisons.
During summer 2002, the Grandfather Tree had a minor case of jumping oak gall, an insect caused reaction that slightly deforms the leaf surface.
The Grandfather Tree has received adequate natural moisture during most of 2002 as the summer and fall months were very wet.
www.ci.eagan.mn.us /live/page.asp?menu=4751   (768 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Grandfather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Grandfather is filled with visions and mystical phenomena as it relates the old man's search for the universal and sublime truths that will enable humankind to find harmony with nature.
And it is this respect that Grandfather shows continuously, to man and earth and everything part of this earth, and how this enables him to build a bridge between himself and those who cross his path, that fills me with hope for the future....
Grandfather is a spiritually lifting novel about a native american shaman who goes on a long quest to find the wonders of the world.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0425155935?v=glance   (1502 words)

  
 Grandfather Clocks Are Timeless Timepieces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In fact, as baby boomers who enjoy furnishing their home, they are typical of the new generation of grandfather clock buyers.
Siciliano notes that all kinds of people buy grandfather clocks, but the most common buyers these days are married couples ranging in age from their mid-30s to mid-50s.
Antique grandfather clocks are soaring in value, with prices for some rare models exceeding $100,000.
www.calinser.com /articles/25.htm   (687 words)

  
 College Essay: Grandfather
One morning, awaking hours before anyone else, my grandfather propped me in front of the checkered board and forged a relationship between me and the stout wooden pieces in front of me. This is only one of many things he impressed on me when I was younger that still remain integral to my identity.
Upon it, in light pencil, my grandfather's hand had inscribed the name of each individual to be born and to have died in my family since the 1890s.
Not simply a pastime, my grandfather sees this record-keeping as a necessity, even to the point of having saved the family tree and his collection of photographs among his few possessions while fleeing World War II Poland.
www.teenink.com /Past/1994/5178.html   (581 words)

  
 Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Homepage
The 53rd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held July 10-13, 2008 at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC.
GMHG is a non-profit, non-stock corporation licensed under the laws of North Carolina.
OUR MISSION: To carry on and promote the annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and Gathering of Scottish Clans, to foster and restore interest in traditional dancing, piping, drumming, athletic achievement, music and Gaelic culture, and to establish scholarship funds to assist students from Avery County High School to study at American colleges and universities.
www.gmhg.org   (345 words)

  
 Grandfather Clocks Plus Inc. - Frequently Asked Questions
I have a grandfather clock, but the time is not regulating correctly.
I can't decide which grandfather clock to purchase.
When you receive your Howard Miller grandfather clock, you will also receive a brochure indicating you have 18 spaces on the top line and 18 spaces on the bottom line.
www.grandfatherclocksplus.com /cgi-bin/shop/faq.html   (1151 words)

  
 North Carolina - Grandfather Mountain
The Grandfather Mountain backcountry is open for hiking and camping, but you must obtain a hiking permit.
Grandfather is near the southern end of the range of species such as the northern saw-whet owl, hermit thrush, and New England cottontail.
The mountain's backcountry is accessible by a network of hiking trails that run through this private preserve owned by Grandfather Mountain, Inc. The trails on Grandfather offer a variety of hiking options, from easy walks through beautiful hardwood forests to rugged hikes to the highest point on the mountain, 5,964-foot Calloway Peak.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/northcarolina/preserves/art5604.html   (505 words)

  
 Klockit - History of Grandfather Clocks
We would like to share with you a bit of the history of the "Tall Case" or "Grandfather" clock so you also will appreciate why these beautiful clocks continue to be one of the most sought after and cherished home furnishings.
However, the grandfather clocks as these pendulum clocks are known today, would be referred to as long case clocks or floor clocks until the 1880s.
The term grandfather clock for long case or floor clocks became widespread in England and America by the 1880s thanks to a song composed by the American songwriter Henry Work in 1875, namely "the Grandfather's Clock".
www.klockit.com /grandfatherclockhistory.aspx   (1016 words)

  
 Grandfather Mountain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Multi-tasking on Grandfather Mountain is not at all like multi-tasking at home or on the job.
Other sights worth seeing and photographing include Grandfather’s environmental habitats, where a variety of different animals including fl bears, eagles, cougars and river otters are confined in their natural surroundings and available for safe, up-close observation.
Admission to Grandfather Mountain is $14 for ages 13-59, $12 for seniors, $6 for kids ages 4-12 and free for kids under 4.
www.mountaintimes.com /summer/gfmtn.php3   (741 words)

  
 Whatever: My Grandfather's Eulogy
My grandfather told me that in the little Italian town from which our family came, there is a book that lists the names of our family back hundreds of years.
My grandfather wanted me to know about those who had acted within his life, because they would play a part in my life as well, if only indirectly, as their attractions pulled at my grandfather during his path through life.
There is much that my grandfather has done that he knew was wrong, much concerning the route the path of his life took through his family that he wished he could change or alter, some pains he wished he could take away.
www.scalzi.com /whatever/002861.html   (1182 words)

  
 Native Lore: Grandfather Stories
Grandfather, the Mighty Eagle has much wisdom, for it follows the footsteps of the old one.
Grandfather your bow has much strength, your arrows have soared to great lengths.
Grandfather my heart has cried and my tears are silent as this Sacred Flight.
www.ilhawaii.net /~stony/lore41.html   (865 words)

  
 skoool.ie :: exam centre
The grandfather was a significant figure in the poet’s childhood.
It is hard to know whether the grandfather lived in the poet’s house or whether the poem is based on frequent stopovers by the young Mahon in his grandfather’s house.
In the sestet Mahon reveals further evidence that the grandfather is a law unto himself; he is a maverick or eccentric [odd] character.
www.skoool.ie /skoool/examcentre_sc.asp?id=1176   (1606 words)

  
 Oliver D. Bernuetz's Gloranthan Website - How Grandfather Morocanth Won His Thumbs
Grandfather Morocanth couldn't quite see what Hyena did when he twisted the fifth strip so he didn't know exactly what he was doing to the human's forehooves.
Well Grandfather Morocanth was too relieved at getting his forehooves done like the humans and his people didn't know any better so nobody said anything about the missing strip.
By that time Grandfather Morocanth had figured out that something was wrong with his "hands" as the humans were calling them.
www.geocities.com /bernuetz/stories/thumbs.html   (1816 words)

  
 My Tunkasila (Grandfather)
My Grandfather went home to be with Creator just a few years later and then his Brother a few years after Grandfather.
My Grandfather hated that he was being told to be a certain way that he wasn't so he would fit into the white mans way so he finally ran away to California at a very young age.
Grandfather was never prejudiced against any person of a different color as he always told me that we were all related.
www.geocities.com /RainForest/Vines/9656/Tunkasila.html   (1096 words)

  
 Grandfather-Clause Politics - Are you one of the lucky few? By Michael Kinsley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A "grandfather clause" is a provision in a legal document that says, roughly: Whatever unpleasantness this document involves does not apply to anyone who is already doing whatever it is the document is about.
Everyone who owned a house at the time it passed was exempt from big tax increases—until that person bought a new house, when he or she became "grandfathered" once again at a new level.
These folks (possibly including you) will be stuck with the new options, which either are not going to solve the Medicare problem or are not going to be as pleasant as Bush portrays them.
slate.msn.com /id/2090829   (1079 words)

  
 LawKT.com: Law Firm Publications on Grandfather Clause
There is a limited grandfather clause for the continued use of inventory that is on the market as of the Directive's implementation deadline of July 1, 2006, so long as existing spare parts are used only to repair old EEE rather than to create new EEE.
Finally, the Act contains a “grandfather clause” under which a company with a preexisting policy or practice that conflicts with the law may continue to use social security numbers in ways that would violate the Act as long as its practice is continuous.
Senator Corzine is apparently considering a "grandfather" clause for companies that have already begun working to address these issues that would allow them to submit their security plans to EPA for approval before the regulations are published.
www.lawkt.com /pubs/Grandfather_Clause.html   (3284 words)

  
 Grandfather
I always looked up to my grandfather when I was growing up, even though at the time, I may not have realized the importance of appreciation.
My grandfather was, indeed, a great man in my own eyes, but now he is gone, and I am a grown man who has become curious of what he was before I was born.
My grandfather was born Feb. 10, 1914 in Honolulu and was the youngest of 11 children.
www2.hawaii.edu /~dennisk/creativenonfiction/f94Jonathon.html   (1544 words)

  
 My Grandfather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
my grandfather in the vehicle with me telling me he was okay, his pain was over.
He was the only grandfather I knew, my dad's parents passed before I was born.
This is a very small sample of my grandfather's love for life and the people he touched.
members.aol.com /dls311/page3.html   (1064 words)

  
 A TRIBUTE TO MY GRANDFATHER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
My grandfather was born in the little community of Palmyra, Tennessee in 1883.
When my grandfather retired from farming he was in his seventies, he had raised 9 children and tons of tobacco.
The Schibig brothers, Rick, Joe, Arlen, and grandfather Wickham are sitting on the perimeter of what my grandfather claimed was the largest sundial in the world.
www2.vscc.cc.tn.us /jschibig/images/a_tribute_to_my_grandfather.htm   (1700 words)

  
 glennsacks.com | Dr. Helen Caldicott Spits on My Grandfather
I have my grandfather's war medals in a small wooden chest, along with two pictures--one of him as a young man in military uniform, and another of him as a grandfather.
And proper respect for the men who have sacrificed their lives in the service of their country and for what they believed was right does not mean that one must endorse all wars or any wars, including the present one.
As a boy I loved and revered my grandfather and I can still remember the pain I felt almost three decades ago when my mother came into my room sobbing and told me that grandpa was dead.
www.glennsacks.com /dr_helen_caldecott.htm   (1179 words)

  
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