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Because today is Jim Macdonald’s birthday, we drove down to Littleton, NH, to the Little Grill, a Brazilian restaurant whose food Jim – who’s been to Brazil, because during his youth his dad worked there for several years – vouches for. (One of the co-owners has Brazilian roots; how he or she ended up in […]
DOYLE Worldbuilding Within Epic Fantasy at the Dawn of a Modern Age Format: Panel 14 Feb 2020, Friday 17:00 – 17:50, Marina 1 (Westin) Fantasy is real, but so is scientific discovery. When an epic fantasy is set during the transition from a rural society to an emerging, world-transforming industrial age, how does the setting […]
The overnight low in our back yard was -27°F (that’s -32.8° Celsius, for those of you in metric climes.) It was so cold in our kitchen that the water in our teakettle froze. So cold, that taking the trash to the dump sounded like a good idea because it meant we could drive around in […]
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Free download, in accessible, searchable Epub format, with live links to 740+ original documents: the Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election (“The Mueller Report”). Read it. Really. It’s important.
The sad fact is that people who don’t have medical insurance don’t get medical care. Today is the first day of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment program. Go sign up. Today. See also: Doing My Part for ACA Open … Continue reading
All too often these days we read or hear in the news, “[Name of politician] doubled down on his earlier remarks…” So what does it mean to “double down”? The term comes from the world of gambling, specifically from the … Continue reading
Benefit Concert for the relief efforts in Puerto Rico and Mexico Saturday, October 7 at 3:00 pm Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois Suggested donations taken at the door: Adults $10, Children $5 Additional donations are appreciated. Cash … Continue reading
Some of y’all may recall the post From My Mail a while back, requesting votes to get a grant from State Farm for Camp Mariposa in Nashua, NH. Camp Mariposa is a mentoring and addiction prevention program for youth (ages … Continue reading
The news lately is full of the word “dotard,” and all of the news sources feel compelled to add a definition. As if everyone didn’t already know what dotard meant. In the small fishing village whence I come, “Dotard!” is … Continue reading
My connection with this group: Sometimes I do magic for them. —- I’m proud to announce that the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua’s Camp Mariposa has been selected as one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® … Continue reading
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Climate change is real, it’s happening, it’s measurable, and humans are causing it. Here’s some more primary date for anyone interested: a free e-book from the University of Chicago Press: Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods by Richard … Continue reading