Monthly Archives: April 2017

Music theory: passacaglia.

Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, I was in college. One spring quarter — we had quarters back then, none of this semester silliness — I took an introductory music theory class taught by Vern Sutton. (Tragically, his Wikipedia entry … Continue reading

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Linky, linky; whose got the linky?

Storytelling. A pair of shoes I do not need. This may be good news for our daughters and granddaughters. Palm tree. Even Muybridge couldn’t control the cat. Slow fashion explained. Room service challenge.

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New car, whee!

I got a new car yesterday, a 2017 Nissan Rogue AWD. We had been new-car shopping on and off for several weeks, and yesterday we did the deed. It has every bell and whistle known to man, or at least … Continue reading

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Knitting in a basket.

He’s helping. Aww… “…after the oil industry, the fashion industry is the second largest polluter of the environment.” via Happy Earth Day! A sweater for an ophiophilist.

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Chainin’ and linkin’, linkin’ and chainin’.

The first protest in space. People in period clothing doing modern stuff. Read the whole story. Equality vs. equity: removing systemic barriers. “Before about 1980, almost no evangelical leader would have said abortion was murder. It was only the advancement of … Continue reading

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Things that make me say, Hmm…

I follow several Tumblr blogs that are written by, I surmise, twenty-somethings. Their overriding emotional tenor seems to be one of despair: life is too hard, they have no money, it’s too hard, their job sucks, life is awful, etc., etc., etc. … Continue reading

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Primary color knitting.

Planning ahead. I almost want to make this for some little girl. Hats for the March for Science. More about the designer. She even has a free ebook of patterns. Can you knit? We creative types are needed now more than ever. The … Continue reading

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Elder Son recommended an Icelandic group that he thought I might like.

He was right, but not for the reason he thought. See the lopapeysa in its natural habitat!

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Yellow is the color of daffodils. And links.

198 methods of non-violent action. Our mail carrier in Minneapolis used to carry dog treats. An educational and medically accurate portrayal of one of life’s greatest miracles. How to survive the next global pandemic. US regionalism explained. Unionism works. Put … Continue reading

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Things that make me go, “Hmmm.” Alternatively, “WTF?”

Who knew sexing chicks could be such a worthwhile topic of discussion? * * * * * Smokey recently bought some heirloom navel oranges. omg, the flavor! Plus, the pulp is insignificant. Apparently, when breeders concentrated on making oranges easier to … Continue reading

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