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december first

It’s the first of December, an important first of the month.  It’s the last month of year, the first month that it’s really winter, and it’s the date when most of us really have to face up to the dreaded … Continue reading

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on this date in history, and the greatest novelty song ever

On this date in 1922, Howard Carter, leading an expedition funded by Lorn Carnarvon, opened the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, familiarly known to those who love his pop culture story as “King Tut”.  There’s a  truly great novelty song … Continue reading

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“everybody but mike”

Today’s guest co-blogger is Wolfie, who not only submitted the image but also suggested the title of the post.  (Hey, I am as lazy as the next person.)  But it really is a wonderful picture, and an absolutely mind bending … Continue reading

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tom magliozzi

Sad news today, as we hear of the death of Tom Magliozzi, the elder of “Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers” who hosted “Car Talk” on NPR for so many years.  I love radio, and “Car Talk” was one of … Continue reading

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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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