Monthly Archives: January 2010

Teaching This Old Dog New Tricks

For some time now – maybe a year or more? – I’ve been playing around with different software packages trying to update our website. I thought I had one. It was beautiful. I re-did the entire site, 257 pages, and … Continue reading

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Questions for Congresspersons

In 1961, William J. Lederer published a book titled A Nation of Sheep. In this book, among other interesting ideas, he suggested a group of questions every civic minded organization in the country should ask their Senators and Representatives. What … Continue reading

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Question Authority

Ever since I first took the time to read philosophy, and I am no longer aware of when that might have been, the most important notion that I have incorporated into my own character is: question authority. Thank you, Socrates! … Continue reading

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Lipogram

Though it might look like some term used to describe the excision of excess suet from someone’s midsection, the term truly describes works composed using words without some specific letter. In English we use twenty six letters, five of these defined by the … Continue reading

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An Oldie But Goodie

Originally posted when the blog was on sffworld Tuesday, December 27, 2005 Living or Dying I have spent most of my life believing it important that a person should discover just what it might be that they believed to be … Continue reading

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Practically Perfect

TLWSHLWM is practically perfect, has been since the day I met her back in 19… This morning, she reached a new perfection. Recently retired, her last day of work was 12/2/09, this morning I asked her if something routine was scheduled … Continue reading

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What’s Been Happening

Been 6 days since last I posted and me with all the time in the world. What have I been doing? Well, I’ve been reading a lot. Finished Desolation Road, Ian Banks; half-way through The Beloved of My Beloved, Ian … Continue reading

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The Day After

Wednesday passed. With it another time under the knife; I now have three oak leaf cluster on my merit badge. Not looking for any more. Things went as expected and now I get to recuperate for a number of weeks, … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Under the Knife

As documented elsewhere, tomorrow is national go lay on a surgeon’s table day which I will celibrate accordingly. Today, though, I get to spend the day anticipating the event and thinking back on all the good things that have happened … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions That I Support

Lots of folk take the new year as a time for making resolutions about self-improvement. I am very much in favor of this. Not for myself, of course. I’m at an age where improvements of any kind are pretty much … Continue reading

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