Monthly Archives: January 2011

Matthew Maury’s Coal Mines at Sea

My daughter and I have been trolling the Gutenberg Project e-books at bedtime, and we just finished Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. In the part of the story when the Nautilus travels through the Sargasso Sea, the narrator, … Continue reading

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Christmas “Commissions”

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Since I was low on cash during the holidays, I gave painting “commissions” to my relatives.  I told them to make a request and I would produce an 8″x10″ painting for them.  Only one of them actually made a request… … Continue reading

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If I met and ancient person…

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…from maybe the Bronze Age or thereabouts, they might wonder at my ignorance when it comes to knowing when I am without a watch or calendar.  I realized this the other night because it has been cloudy with oddly cold … Continue reading

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Hello world! Really?

Welcome to This is your first posWow. Once more… With feeling? Once again, trying to do something mobile-ly via my iPad, and things just don’t quite work right. I can’t see anything as I type it. I’m sure there … Continue reading

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