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Happy February

Rabbit! Rabbit!! Rabbit!!! Whether January seemed to flash by like a jackrabbit or crawled slowly like a reluctant groundhog from its winter burrow, I hope that February is a rewarding and healthful month for you and yours. Best wishes in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2018

Happy 2458119.5 ≤ t < 2458484.5!!! (i.e. Happy New Year 2018! (for the Gregorians)) With hopes that you have a healthful, happy, prosperous, productive, plentiful, bountiful, blessed, splendiferous, scrumdidliumptuous, super spectacular next orbit (year) ahead! (NB: See http://www.nr.com/julian.html for a … Continue reading

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irresistible

“Only that which does not teach, which does not cry out, which does not condescend, which does not explain, is irresistible.” — W. B. Yeats

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poetic programming

“The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff. He builds his castles in the air, from air, creating by exertion of the imagination. Few media of creation are so flexible, so easy to polish and rework, … Continue reading

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Grottos and Literature

Literary Grottos Somewhere between Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Dante’s Inferno, I developed a love for grottos, for garden grottos, and though even more rare, grotto gardens. Though the reference may seem obscure, while reading Inferno in high school, a discussion of the brief … Continue reading

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The Five Senses

How well do you know the five senses? How do they shape your reality? Does cilantro taste like one of the most delightful herbs ever, or does it taste like soap to you? For about twenty percent of humans, cilantro … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2017

Happy 2457754.5 ≤ t < 2458119.5!!! (i.e. Happy New Year 2017! (for the Gregorians)) With hopes that you have a healthful, happy, prosperous, productive, plentiful, bountiful, blessed, splendiferous, scrumdidliumptuous, super spectacular next orbit (year) ahead! (NB: See http://www.nr.com/julian.html for a converter, … Continue reading

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