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  1. Kissed By An Angel?

    by , Yesterday at 06:51 PM (Kiz_Paws Bag Of Trix)
    Running around today, I bumped into an old friend of mine. And her husband.

    I last saw her five years ago, when she and her husband moved 500 miles away.

    So it was a pleasure indeed, to see her. She was more my acquaintance than her husband, by the way.

    In any case, it was so lovely to see her! She had settled into a new job and new home so far away, and was doing well... But: her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the meantime ...
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  2. Standard Time is the Problem

    by , 03-13-2019 at 10:34 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Once again Daylight Saving Tine is with us, and some people still believe that it does save daylight, or something like that, but most people have found that Daylight Saving Time (DST) is an inconvenience that was foisted upon the world using fallacious reasoning and outright lies. But it may have seemed like a good idea at one time.

    To understand the breadth of the problem, we have to look at how it developed. Originally, time was local. Every city and town had its town clock upon ...
  3. Brexit and Pirenne

    by , 03-08-2019 at 10:20 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    After posting a blog yesterday, I had the thought that a really good blog post would be about how the EU relates to Henri Pirenne’s Thesis. In a perfect world I wouldn’t have to explain that, but some people would prefer to know about it. Henri Pirenne "was a Belgian historian. A medievalist of Walloon descent, he wrote a multivolume history of Belgium in French and became a national hero. He also became prominent in the nonviolent resistance to the Germans who occupied Belgium in World War ...
  4. Persistence

    by , 03-06-2019 at 08:09 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I just noticed that the internet is almost as slow as it was in the days of dial-up and other such problems. Apparently, the ISP’s and site owners have decided that just because high speed internet is available is no reason why end users should be able to use it. Internet Service Providers, web hosts, and others set up all sorts of extras that could speed things for some users and slow things for others. One part of that was regulatory permission for those who provide the web services to allow some ...
  5. The Woman In The Fur Coat

    by , 03-05-2019 at 06:58 PM (Kiz_Paws Bag Of Trix)

    After an extensive one and a half hours of practicing (yes, on a Grand Piano!), I paused and went outside the building to indulge in a cigarette. I am deeply stressed, as I have ten pages of music to master prior to Sunday. Three pages are going really well, but that remaining seven is exhausting.... *sigh* … Time for a smoke break, I thought...

    So, as I was standing there, well away from the entrance to the building, god forbid that a smoker is anywhere near a door entrance
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