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Procrastination

Wow, it’s almost exactly two years since I last posted anything. I don’t even have a cosmic reason why – something for which I am profoundly grateful, by the way. My life has been reasonably cataclysm-free, I just seem to … Continue reading

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Naughty stuff

This is not going to get anywhere near Shakespeare.  In case you don’t already know it, anything in Shakespeare that you suspect of having a sexual meaning almost certainly does, and most of the stuff you don’t suspect of having … Continue reading

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Foibles

You wouldn’t think it to look at me, but I have a genuine varsity letter.  I lettered in fencing, although in actual fact I earned the letter more for being a good armourer than for being a mediocre fencer.  But … Continue reading

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Money

It’s one of my favorite words.  Yes, I wish I had scads of it, but what I really love is its history.  Take a peek behind that handful of change that you got at the supermarket and you’ll see geese, … Continue reading

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The R word

I work in tech support for a Large Company.  Last night I was talking to a customer who had things hooked up wrong.  I walked him through correcting the hookup and he said, “I guess I’m retarded.”  I wanted to … Continue reading

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My life on a tangent

In Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers, Harriet Vane asks Lord Peter Wimsey if he finds it easy to get drunk on words.  He says, “So much so that I am seldom perfectly sober.  Which accounts for my talking so much.” … Continue reading

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