20th April 2018

A visit to a NEW school

This morning, I was very aware of  the ferry horn. Heard, but not seen, due to the zero visibility in heavy snow squalls. Spring, as we know it in Canada. Not to worry; they’ve got radar, and I think they know the way to the nearest port.  Likewise, when the postal lady stopped by with a parcel, she obviously knew where she was going, even if the road/lane junction was masked.

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2nd April 2018

When the news story leaves me with more questions than answers, I’m left feeling [something, something, something]. Go ahead, CBC, test me. But please either take the time to score my efforts, or else point me to additional information.

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14th March 2018

One of those oops moments

This morning, I felt a twinge of guilt. Despite his appearances on Star Trek, The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory, I didn’t expect him to live indefinitely. On my list of books to read, some day, A Brief History Of Time. I will get around to it, eventually.

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6th March 2018

Trying to learn during down time

As the neighbour wobbles toward a new round of “protectionist policies”, I’m unsure of the motive. Or the outcome. I understand the basic premise, where if someone is selling you stuff cheaply, you throw in a penalty clause (called a tariff). Here’s the catch; unless you also fix your local prices, the business world just ups everything (inside and outside your wall) to profit from your policy. In the end, the consumer loses.

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20th February 2018

Random things to obsess about

Game on!  Even though the team didn’t win, last evening, they’re back throwing stones in the hope that some will stick. I’m torn between writing this post and watching the action; realistically, I’ll be done here before another end goes by, so there’s little stress.

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3rd February 2018

Waiting for the rains

Busy day. Two meetings. With my luck, I’ll be awake half the night, simply rehashing all the things from my day of community service.

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28th January 2018

My great leap forward

About the same time that I was starting to understand this education game, the rule makers threw a curve ball my way. And I, unaware of the bases ahead, hit it. You see, when we went home for the Easter pause during my second year, my parents received a message from the teacher requesting that they buy me more text books. The ones for next year…

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27th January 2018

Multi-everything education

During the hiatus following my first year of formal education, I actually changed schools. Between a location one mile to the west and one mile to the east, there’s not a lot of difference… for an adult. For me, I went from a three room to a two room school.  Still required getting a ride to and from with my father (except for a few, odd days when I walked home).

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21st January 2018

Are you with me?

This evening, while waiting for my soup (cream of chicken) to cool (just a little), I happened to read an article. Life’s too short to waste precious moments while the steam clears. Anyhow, this article discussed the basics of journaling (which has nothing to do with taking a backup of the payroll system).

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17th January 2018

Let the tolls go

In Canada, going to prison because you want some time alone just got harder. The courts (no link to that whole prison thing, apparently) has declared that unlimited solitary confinement is not allowed. Not only do you have to hang out in the crowbar hotel, but you have to mingle with the other guests.

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