April 30, 2003
never heard the quiet
'til you started making noise
Au Train Island is
free of ice, but Au Train Bay is still clogged.
Today was the 8th Annual
International Noise Awareness Day. I hope you enjoyed a quiet
your hearing. Protect your health. Protect your
children. Take the time to learn more by pointing your
favorite web browser to
Remember, your right to make
noise stops at your neighbor's ears.
Here are some Noise
Levels as reported by the League for the Hard of Hearing. As a
point of reference, normal conversation is about 60 decibels.
Remember, noise levels above 85 dBA will harm hearing over
time. A more comprehensive list may be found
95 electric drill
95 lawn mower
105 snow blower
110 power saw
110 leaf blower
120 hammer on nail
125 chain saw
blowers, chain saws, and other power tools can be as loud as 130 dBA
and pose a serious risk to those who operate them. These loud
sounds can create an environment that is not conducive to play,
study, sleep, or even carry on normal conversation."
i never saw the morning
'til i stayed up all night
i never saw the sunshine
'til you turned out the light
i never saw my hometown
until i stayed away too long
i never heard the melody
until i needed the song
Tom Waits, from his song
San Diego Serenade.