Monthly Archives: April 2010

Are you Sirius?

This evening C. was out on the back porch enjoying the nice weather, and when I went out to say hello she pointed up at a lone bright object in the sky. “Probably Venus”, I guessed, then went upstairs to … Continue reading

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Herds of turkeys

I used to live in a log cabin on 20 acres about eight miles outside of town. It was surrounded by woods, so I could sit on the porch, or just look out the windows, to see various critters wandering … Continue reading

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Odyssey translations

Few people know that T.E. Lawrence, aka “Lawrence of Arabia” was not only a derring-do military guy who organized the Arabs during WWI to drive the Turks out of Arabia, but was also an archaeologist, classicist, motorcyclist, inventor, writer, and … Continue reading

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The 26 April 2010 issue of The New Yorker had an article on e-publishing, specifically the battle between Amazon’s Kindle and the new iPad from Apple, and the effect that these and other similar devices are having on the publishing … Continue reading

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Great day for a ride

Yesterday I went out for a short ride on the new bicycle, and it turned out to be one of my nicest rides in recent memory. Gorgeous weather: sunny and low sixties, slight breeze. I found a route that, though … Continue reading

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