Category Archives: General

On New Year’s Resolutions

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. “What are you talking about? It’s the end of March!” Or maybe, “Is this an April Fool’s joke?” No, it isn’t. I want to talk about New Year’s resolutions precisely because we’re a quarter … Continue reading

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State of the Blog

This won’t be a big speech or anything. I’ve leave that to certain people who enjoy making speeches on Tuesday. I just wanted to make a quick note because I’ve discovered something interesting about this blog. I’ve been maintaining this … Continue reading

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The great, unrecognized American holiday

Credit: BrokenSphere (Wikipedia). 1hol·i·day noun \ˈhä-lə-ˌdā, British usually ˈhä-lə-dē\ 1 :  holy day 2 :  a day on which one is exempt from work; specifically :  a day marked by a general suspension of work in commemoration of an event … Continue reading

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Happy National Squirrel Appreciation Day

And now for something completely different! If you’re like me and facing impending wintry doom here in the Northeast, you could probably use a break. If you’re somewhere else in the world, here’s a highly random diversion for you anyway. … Continue reading

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2014 is coming! Are we ready for it?

Science fiction author David Brin has argued here and elsewhere that the defining year that begins a new century is not the year ending in 00, but the year ending in 14. It’s an intriguing trend. After World War I … Continue reading

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New title

I decided I needed something snazzier than just putting my name across the top of the page, especially since it’s already in the side bar and the address bar. After Googling a few phrases to see if they were taken, … Continue reading

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2013: A look ahead

Happy New Year to all! Traditionally, the beginning of the year is a time to reflect and to look ahead, so here’s a look at what’s coming in 2013. March: Comet PANSTARRS could be the brightest comet since 2008, possibly … Continue reading

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