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Just for fun

This will be my only mention of a certain event, simply because the headgear is always so entertaining. Frankly I don't understand how they call most of them 'hats'. Lovecraft fans, prepare to be infected with serious envy (only don't look at this while eating or drinking... you have been warned). Cthulhu Headdress Here's what … Continue reading Just for fun

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Ok people, time for a vote. How much of a deadbeat grandmother am I if I don't want to go to my granddaughter's fourth birthday party at the local bowling alley for two hours tomorrow? The other guests will be all friends and family of her mother's and some mutual friends of Evil Son #2. … Continue reading Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi

Reinventing the Zodiac

Have you heard there's a new zodiac sign? That's right, Ophiuchus, the serpent-bearer. You can see a larger picture here. So how did this happen? Well, according to this article at The Christian Science Monitor, Ophiuchus should have been there all along. The ancients simply discarded it (not sure why, maybe they didn't like the … Continue reading Reinventing the Zodiac

Veteran’s Day

Just a quick post to give a shout-out to all our men and women in uniform, currently serving or with prior service. Be well, be safe, thanks to all my old shipmates for the camaraderie and everything I learned and gained from you. Here's a photo of my dad in WWII: And this is my … Continue reading Veteran’s Day

Pull Over and Stop for Emergency Vehicles

So guess what prompted this? That's right, an accident on the way to work this morning. No, not me, I'm fine (saints be praised). About halfway to work this morning, I was stopped at a light that I am often stopped at, and observed a car on the cross street to my left backing up … Continue reading Pull Over and Stop for Emergency Vehicles

Happy Birthday to Gerald Finzi

Born today in 1901, he was a 20th century British composer of classical music. If you haven't heard his music, start with the "Eclogue", a lush, romantic piece. It breaks my heart and brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it. This was the first piece of his I heard, and fell in … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Gerald Finzi

Vote for Oil Independence

Oceana.org is proposing a plan to reduce oil consumption, and virtually eliminate off-shore drilling and oil imports from the Persian Gulf by 2035. They are one of three finalists for a $10,000 prize, to be awarded by SACE - Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. You can read all the proposals, watch their presentations, and cast … Continue reading Vote for Oil Independence