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A terrific resource for word lovers

Sometimes my daily email from StumbleUpon really delivers. Today was one of those days! This website is a collection of wonderful phrases and words, for which there is no exact equivalent in English. Those of us for whom English is our native tongue are poorer for not having these words and phrases available to us. […]

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Rest in Peace, Yahoo Directory

As of today, if you go to http://dir.yahoo.com (the familiar URL of the Yahoo Directory) you are redirected over to a directory called “Aabaco Small Business”, https://www.aabacosmallbusiness.com/. Yahoo was quite the directory in its day. We have recommended getting a listing in it since about 1998. Listings used to be free, then they got greedy […]

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Gone Mobile

It’s been a while since I updated my blog to reflect anything going in my current life. I aim to remedy that now. In May of this year we decided to move out of the house we’d lived in for the last 20 years, on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, into a mobile […]

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Garden Surprise

We haven’t done a thing yet this year in our garden to prepare for planting anything. So it was a pleasant surprise to find some escapee poppies, left over from our experiment last year of growing one planter of mixed flowers. These were growing amid the cedar chips we have down to discourage weeds between […]

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Truth – an old definition

I try to read articles written by historian Victor Davis Hanson, as they show up in my feeds. He seems to hit the nail on the head quite a bit more than other columnists I have followed. (While I admire Charles Krautheimer, he often seems cranky.) Now I’m in the middle of Hanson’s book Carnage […]

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