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We’re going to be at Scintillation, a science fiction convention in Montreal. Except for being in a different country and all that, Montreal is actually more local to us than Boston, or even Manchester. (Reminder to self: Must go to Montreal more often.) Scintillation is more or less a successor-state to Farthing Party, the convention […]
One of my brother’s friends cleared out her garden in advance of the frost, and as a result we ended up with a large bag full of fresh tomatoes — more tomatoes than we could possibly put into bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwiches, or add to salads. Letting them deliquesce in the refrigerator until they could be thrown […]
For about the first decade and a half of my post-undergrad life, I moved house on a regular basis, progressing first through a series of progressively less crappy apartments and then through two stateside and one overseas Navy billets. This did a great job of keeping the accumulation of Stuff down to a tolerable minimum, […]
Category Archives: politics
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
Congress wants to take away health insurance from Americans? Cool. Let’s take away government-subsidized heath insurance from Congress and their families. They’re all millionaires; they can afford to buy insurance on the economy. Sign the Petition.