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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Time Is Money

    by , 06-13-2018 at 06:22 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Origins of the adage "time is money":
    "The first cite is a version from Classical Greece "the most costly outlay is
    time" attributed to Antiphon. The second cite is from 1572 Discourse
    upon Usury, "They saye tyme is precious."" http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pip...ch/097859.html

    I had an appointment this morning at Baystate Franklin, but when I got there I was informed that the appointment had been ...
  2. Hunting Witches

    by , 06-06-2018 at 05:43 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have never been on a witch hunt, per se, but those arenít as popular as they used to be. But considering what nice people most witches are maybe I should hunt some up. Hearing news about Robert Mueller conducting a witch hunt got me thinking about such things again.

    Hunting witches was never an especially popular sport in the U.S. or in the region that became the U.S. The Salem witch trials and executions were the biggest such event. If we want to find information about hunting ...

    Updated 06-11-2018 at 09:23 AM by PeterL

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  3. Artificial Scents

    by , 05-31-2018 at 09:25 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The world already stinks more than enough, so why add to the stench?

    Most animals use scent to signal others of their species and sometimes animals of other species, and humans are some of the animals that use scent. There are specific meanings in many scents, and being about to detect the scent can be important. Few, if any, animals other than humans disguise their natural scents.

    Humans are a little different, and it has become increasingly popular for humans to ...
  4. Straightening Out Migration

    by , 05-22-2018 at 04:01 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I find it somewhat amusing that people are still making noise about people trying to immigrate to the U.S. without noticing that most of the immigrants are more interested in leaving their present location and situation, and they just want to live in a less unpleasant place. Whether they are fleeing economic problems, bad government, dangerous street gangs, civil war, or whatever, they want to escape a bad place. Refugees from Syria are fleeing from a civil war in which several other country are ...

    Updated 05-22-2018 at 07:36 PM by PeterL

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  5. On Sleep

    by , 05-16-2018 at 10:02 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    During my nearly two months in the clutches of the medical industry I developed a greater appreciation for sleep, because I missed so much.

    When I was in the hospital, on a typical night I would get a few hours of sleep before I would be awoken by technicians for some medical reason, vital signs or to change an IV or something. After being woken up that way I seldom got back to sleep; although I might get another hour or two of sleep then or during the day. But I needed sleep. The ...
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