Archive for June 2019

The return of 'Not another word night'

The return of 'Not another word night'
I apologize for my recurring silences since I started my new job. I intend to keep the blog going, I intend a lot of things in the morning — and then work intervenes, the evening commute is twice the length of the morning one, and I’m ready for anything but writing a post in the... Read more »

'Fly Me to the Moon' in the back yard, 1969

'Fly Me to the Moon' in the back yard, 1969
I love hearing and reading the anniversary stories about the first landing on the moon in 1969. It takes me back to the first historic event I can remember in much detail. Not that I thought of it all that accurately. It was something that captured my imagination — maybe a bit too much (and... Read more »

Why aren't these expressions?

I had a kind friend send a good message this week, hoping my headache was long gone. It was gone, but it hadn’t been gone long — so it was a doubly kind message, sending me this post idea as well as good wishes. Why couldn’t I just say “Thank you, it’s short gone”? Why... Read more »
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Re-reading a Sustaining Book vs. reading a new one

Re-reading a Sustaining Book vs. reading a new one
I have been careful with the books I’m choosing to read on my commutes to work by bus. My bus books are lighter in weight, but also absorbing. Two were a pair I’d read already, but one of them I’d read repeatedly since buying my own copy, and its sequel, “The Haunted Bookshop,”  I hadn’t re-read... Read more »

The musical version of a new operating system

The musical version of a new operating system
I’m working with a new computer operating system in my new job, using a Mac every day after using only PCs for five years (and Macs irregularly before that). It’s a lot to learn — the same up to a point, then thoroughly different, often when I least expect a difference. After a couple of... Read more »