Tag Archives: personal blathering on

a portrait of an old friend

While I was looking for something this afternoon, I had a surprise meeting with an old and very dear friend, one I miss very much these days.  No matter how much I like my digital cameras, their power and flexibility, … Continue reading

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my least favorite spam comment

Along with all your cool and interesting real-human-being style comments, I also get a fair amount of spam comments here on the blog.  The blogging software’s filters take care of a lot of it so I never even see it, … Continue reading

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the fourth of july

Here’s hoping all of you are having a safe and happy fourth of July, whether or not it is a holiday where you happen to live. Here, we’re wearing silly hats and waving the flag.  Or washing dishes and watching … Continue reading

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on roman britain

Nothing can stop a writer from gathering research material on a project, even a long term project that has been running since the late 1970s and is almost certain to never see the light of day.I’ve been “working on” an … Continue reading

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“keepin’ it classy, all the way ’till christmas”

It’s never pleasant to be the breaker of bad news, so I  hope that all you fellow fans of the Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson have already heard it.  If you haven’t, the show will be ending in December … Continue reading

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communist flower arrangements– at sea

Today brought an instant, intense fascination with the Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01, currently searching the South Indian Ocean for the black box from the missing Malaysian airliner.  She’s a pretty thing, large and graceful with a shining white hull … Continue reading

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to craftsmen and craftswomen

And everyone who makes things or sells them, but especially craftspeople: if you make an object or offer one for sale, particularly if that object is a case or container of some kind, please measure it!  Do not tell me … Continue reading

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friday doggerel

How does a late afternoon appointment with the eye doctor end up lasting more than two hours?  Two eye exams, five pairs of glasses to fit, and a mindbending encounter with the dreaded health care system… it would be funny … Continue reading

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making a spectacle of work avoidance

The “Little Maudie” pages of Sluddle are proving to be far more difficult to lay out than I expected– I had proper little scribble breakdowns, I promise you that, but they are now in the recycler because they did not … Continue reading

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snow boots– the resolution

For those who have read (and, I hope, enjoyed) my snow boot rant from last week, here is the resolution– a pair of Keen Brixen clearance sale midweight hunting boots in a dashing Mossy Oak Breakup camouflage pattern.  As you … Continue reading

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