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  1. Funeral

    by , 02-28-2022 at 05:13 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Now then. The funeral is done. It was a lot but not as much as I thought.
    I stayed up finishing face masks that we didn't even use so I'm not sure why I bothered but it made sense to me at the time.
    We decided not to go in the car with THEM and in the end to just make our own way there anyway. It's a bit different to previous funerals I've been to. For example for 2 of the 3 the wake has been at the house of the deceased, the third was a local pub but I don't know if that was actually ...
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  2. Be Careful What You Wish For

    by , 02-27-2022 at 10:00 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    Well yesterday was an eventful day.
    The day before I realized that we should probably tell my mum's side of the family that my dad died. Even though they've been separated a long time the family still ask about him from time to time so it seemed only right to let them know.
    For speed and so as not to have to call them all and disturb them all individually, I decided to Facebook message the ones I have, which is only three but still, and let it filter through to the others. Two of them ...
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  3. Corporate personhood

    by , 02-26-2022 at 11:07 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Every so often I see something about corporations being persons in law, and I, like many others, think that is an absurdity that should be eliminated. A little while ago, I reread some of the matters and court decisions that led to that absurdity, and I realized that it is not completely absurd. It is convenient for a large group of natural persons to have instruments whereby they can control property or businesses in common, but the absurdity comes in when certain individual rights come into the ...
  4. Facing Death

    by , 02-24-2022 at 03:46 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    We saw the body today.
    We were informed Tuesday night that the Funeral is the very end of February. It's a bit quick but, just a little but okay. That works out. It's sandwiched right in-between the birthday of a little cousin and an uncle 27 feb-1st mar (I still haven't made the cards yet) and March is a really busy time for me. It's my birthday, was my dad's birthday and most of the men on Mum's side have birthdays in March and one or two of the children too. I don't know. It's just that ...

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  5. On Madness

    by , 02-19-2022 at 10:21 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Irrationality may have a useful place in human activity. For one thing, it allows people to avoid depression when stuck is a hopeless situation. There seldom is a truly hopeless situation, but there are some that look like that, and dreams of something good coming along are better than stewing in the bad situation.

    I didn't start writing this for that reason. In December I had an even more interesting situation that was brought back to mind when I briefly spoke with a woman who is ...