Tag Archives: personal blathering on

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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on snow boots. a rant.

Let’s take a break from talking about jury duty to talk about snow boots.  Snow boots are defined as boots designed to be worn in the snow.  Snow boots are insulated to keep your feet warm, and have rubber bottoms … Continue reading

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wanting, and suddenly not wanting

A Buddhist would title this post “meditations on desire”.  And that Buddhist would tell you that desire is the root of all suffering.  I am a very young soul, I guess, because I like wanting stuff too much to give … Continue reading

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the geological history of the great lakes– an apology

It has come to my attention that I said something extremely stupid in my post yesterday.  While this blog frequently consists of things I say that are extremely stupid, I am usually saying them deliberately. It is not my policy … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday– flying fox dreams

Bats are great, and the flying fox is the best bat.  Discuss. These are some of the flying fox images I’ve collected on my picture file tumblr, the Coelacanth Gallery.  These pictures are  potentially useful references for designing not just … Continue reading

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planetokhody again

Snowed in but good.  Waist high drifts abound, and it is below zero. But it’s stopped snowing, the power is still on, and I have an idea.  So hey, let’s blog. I was woken up a little after seven by … Continue reading

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