Solar Eclipse 2017: We were not in the swath of the umbra whose residents were able to view the total eclipse of the sun today, but Vancouver’s visibility was 87% or so. Morgan and I awoke early, showered, and went over to Mundy Park–our favorite running grounds–and made a two-hour camp in the same field we went a few years ago upon a clear midnight to try to view the Aurora Borealis. The morning was warm and humid. We had a sneak preview of fall last week, but temperatures are now rising again to peak-summer heat and the poor grass is as brown as it can be. In fact, when I did notice the bear not long ago, I realized[…]