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The Art of Asking

Sunday, March 3, 2013 — 8:12
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In a day and a half over half a million people have watched this talk, at the TED website and on YouTube.
I am so proud of her.

The Art of Asking
Neil Gaiman
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 10:59:00 GMT

Above is the beginning of Neil Gaiman’s latest blog entry.  I have great empathy for him because I am as well very proud of my wife in the good work that she does in supporting children and the families of children with special learning needs.



Don’t Forget The Batteries!

Sunday, March 11, 2012 — 7:09

When we fall back an hour tonight, don’t forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!


The major anxiety of the moment

Saturday, June 26, 2010 — 14:04

The major anxiety of the moment is where to go for batteries for my Logitech mouse.

This is a level of angst with which I can live…



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The cancer card

Sunday, February 7, 2010 — 8:00
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If the blog entries have been sparse and few between, we are going to pull the cancer card.
Starting with the discovery of a lump in the neck the day before thanksgiving and up to last week I have gone through a roller coaster of emotions. “Could be cancer, could be something else.” This was the phrase that put a damper on getting treatment started.  The next was “Could be lymphoma, could be carcinoma.”

Where we are now is it could be only aggressive or it could be aggressive combined with slow growing.  To determine that a sample of the bone in my hip needs to be taken tomorrow. 

The chemotherapy begins on Thursday.  We’re expecting blizzard like conditions on Wednesday.  My son was born during a blizzard, so I will take that as a good sign.


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I know it’s only a day, but..

Sunday, August 30, 2009 — 8:58
Summer on the Estate

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There never was a summer vacation that I recall that ended while it is still August, but my son is expected at school tomorrow, August 31, 2009.

I know it’s only one day, but it is still August. 
I know there is the Swine Flu Thing, but it is still August.

It just doesn’t seem right. To me.  My son seems to care less. 

He is actually looking forward to going back to school.

What has happened to kids today???

Back in the day we would have organized committees, tacked signs to sticks, prepared safe houses and decided what to do if the police came. Now, they get on the bus, plug in their iPods, put on a happy face and go to school.

But, it’s still August!!!

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A Lot of Stuff About Dreams

Saturday, April 18, 2009 — 18:19

A Pool in New England.  How Useful!

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On Facebook and elsewhere on the web there seems to be a lot of “stuff” about dreams of the future. That and the phrase “Considering The Economy…”

I feel as if it might be a good time to resurrect

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Some Not-tech Grazing Tonight

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 — 21:00
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When I saw the spoiler for the next season of NCIS on TV Squad, I thought this would be a good time to do a graze that didn’t involve my self centered tech interests.

The added value had to be it was of some interest to me as well. I won’t link to the NCIS spoiler because at the moment it’s more of a tease than a true spoiler. It is more like what follows a newscaster when they start the sentence: “Coming right up after this break…” and then you don’t see the item for another two or three breaks.

This link to The Mysteries of Cheers on TV Squad is of some interest. There is a link to the blog put out by the man who is credited with creating the show. Here’s a spoiler. If you visit Boston, take you picture outside the Cheer’s Bar across from the Public Gardens on Beacon. If you go inside, you may be severely disappointed.

The second TV Squad link is to this news about the SciFi series Firefly. I have the final DVD, but this is a report of a Blue Ray boxed set. I will wait till its offered in the big box store, but I will get it.

The big news here though is from It is an article about the upcoming Stargate Universe series. This one has spoiler warnings all over it. The “portal” website looked like its name was Battlestar Galactica Ringtones.

And finally, I was hoping to say nice things about the new online radio from the UK Radiopaq, but, trying it from a raw copy of Firefox 3.05b, I could get none of the links to open without a warning message popping up that I didn’t have this or that plug it.

Oddly enough, I have had no problem with any other online radio/plog/YouTube embedded video.
Oh, well.