21st February 2017

Not exactly a winter sport, folks

I’m in a holding pattern. We leave on a road trip, but not until tomorrow. Packing is on the list of “things to do”, but I did get the dog’s stuff ready, so the majority of the job is complete. Now I’m working my way through the expendables (open jug of milk, etc) while trying to get control of my worry side; there’s rain coming, and the sump solution is unsure.

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11th February 2017

Snow speculation

Just me and my shovel. Moving away the snow that fell since the storm ended. With the sun, no wind, proper clothing; winter is not a big deal. That’s why I’m glad that my cleanup is complete, before the next storm arrives tomorrow evening. One shouldn’t listen to rumours, but the computer model with the biggest numbers calls for fifty more centimeters. Speculation.

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8th February 2017

Trying various flavours of audio Pi

Remember that time when the president had members of the press gallery scrambling? No, not for the usual reason; they needed access to the “urban dictionary”, to see if the Rosetta Stone to presidential chatter might lie therein. It didn’t, of course.

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7th February 2017

I must not take political rhetoric seriously

I must not take political rhetoric seriously. I must not take political rhetoric seriously. If ever I do something unforeseen, like getting a  tattoo… please, make sure that’s what my new ink says.

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2nd February 2017

Only The Kevin would pretend to “go postal”

When the evening news showed someone burst firing an automatic rifle, I assumed the coverage had turned to one of the umpteen war zones around the world. Then, the shooter pulled off his ear protectors and goggles; there was The Kevin. At a shooting range in the deep South. You can’t make this stuff up; one of the pretenders to the throne of Canada, being a “good old boy”, and tweeting about the fun.

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31st January 2017

Roasting will be better, for sure

“You’re fired!” was the punch line in his previous job. After all, he was running a reality TV show, where he played the merciless boss. Now he has a new job title, but the skills from his last gig have already come in handy. Last night, the president fired the attorney general (acting) as well as the person responsible for immigration policies. After all, in the private sector, one doesn’t agree with the boss and get away with it. Why would high-level public service be any different?

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23rd January 2017

Improved glass wall content

I wish my education had included more “civics”, as it used to be called. I’d like to have a better understanding of political process. Beyond the whole “vote every few years and be quiet the rest of time”, if that helps.

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9th January 2017

TV and prophecy, of sorts

Beware the wordsmith! A certain president-elect was called out, last evening, during a major Hollywood award show. The recipient of a very prestigious award used the time allotted for the standard speech to mention that P/E and his shortcomings. Without ever uttering his name, no less. I’ll let you seek out the actual delivery (via YouTube, for example). Just a reminder that some have the ability to address the public without resorting to the word “huge” repeatedly.

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16th November 2016

Menus and hymnals

Just learned from a TV documentary (Suzuki et al) that sea otters must eat 25% of their body mass each day. Has to do with maintaining body temperature. That consumption figure reminds me of something: teenagers and the home refrigerator.

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8th November 2016

Quiver with anticipation

Strangely, the land was calm. After fifteen months of “he said vs she said”, the chatter ceased, and the nation went on task. Today, the neighbours are voting; the rest of us (as Tim Curry stated so well, back in 1975) “quiver with anticipation”. We won’t know how things are going until midnight, locally. Maybe not even then, given that one candidate has put the rest on notice about how a decision to accept will depend on the results. Ain’t never been an election quite like this!

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