Category Archives: Everything

Random thoughts, odd stuff, whatever doesn’t fit into the other categories.

First day of a new year…

First day of a new year, and I’m seriously bummed. My blogging routine has suddenly come unstuck. Instead of starting fresh at the beginning of a new month, I’m faced with irritating changes: Continue reading

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Psychiatrists have a word for this

I’m doing it again. I’m signing up for the Mount TBR 2016 Reading Challenge. I sign up every year, choose an ambitious pile of dusty books from my To Be Read shelves, and then…read¬†different books. Last year I didn’t commit … Continue reading

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Ugh!

WordPress update + parent theme update = Ugh! Sorry. Will work on tweaking the child theme to correct whatever conflicts the core and parent theme updates produced.

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Merle Haggard and the Serial Comma

The caption of this old newspaper photograph¬†illustrates why the serial comma (aka “Harvard comma” or “Oxford comma”) is useful. ¬†<img src=”http://wp.me/a21Gqm-uc” alt=”photo of Merle Haggard” /> alt=”photo of Merle Haggard” >

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Utopias

In A Modern Utopia, H.G. Wells presents a vision of a nearly-perfect human civilization in which the narrator and his companion are transported from Earth to another planet with exactly the same geography, but a much different social organization and culture. Continue reading

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