December 31, 2012

Happy Monday, the last Monday of the year. Last any day of the year, for that matter. Goodbye 2012. I just got used to writing you.   It is warmish here at 30 degrees. A tad warmer and we will have bad roads. Not too much going on yokelly. Our company left Sunday morning after […]

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Thor’s Day

December 20, 2012

Thor’s Day, calling to mind that there are wars going on all over the place. Peace on earth, indeed. -43 at the airport. I just read an interesting book from the 1960s on Latin America and US corporate and military involvement in that region. Most Latin Americans regard the US as a potentially dangerous neighbor […]

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December 19, 2012

Happy Wed. -20 and pretty dark here. We watched a pretty good French movie (English subtitles) called Les Noms des Gens, English title The Names of Love. It’s a quirky story about a young French woman who sleeps with “fascists” (mainly people she considers right-wingers) to get them to be progressive. Arthur Martin (the same name […]

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wotd: axial

December 17, 2012

Word of the Day axial \AK-see-uhl\, adjective: 1. Situated in or on the line about which a rotating body turns. 2. Of, pertaining to, characterized by, or forming an axis: an axial relationship. “This planet has no axial tilt,” he said as they passed under the portcullis. “And its orbit is circular. So no seasons.” […]

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December 17, 2012

Happy Mon. Dark and cold here. -43 in the flats, colder than yesterday, when the low was about -37. Yesterday I wore my bunny boots for the first time this winter. Makes driving a bit clumsy. We watched a thought-provoking and somewhat depressing documentary called “Flow: How Did A Handful of Corporations Steal Our Water?” […]

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wotd: plication

December 13, 2012

Today’s wotd is not a useful word except for the fact it explains several common ones. Word of the Day for Thursday, December 13, 2012 plication \plahy-KEY-shuhn\, noun: 1. The act or procedure of folding. 2. The state or quality of being folded; a fold. 3. Surgery. A. The folding in and suturing of tucks, […]

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December 4, 2012

Good Tues. It continues cool here at -37, about the same as yesterday. We really enjoy it, though. We watched a powerful film called “Wit” about a cancer patient, based on the play of the same name, which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1999. The film is directed by Mike Nichols (The Graduate) and stars […]

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