Monthly Archives: July 2018

Audible Sale for Sci-Fi Fans

This sale is for members only.  Titles start at 4.95, so it’s cheaper to buy them outright than use your nearly 15 dollar monthly credit.  They have C.S. Lewis, Heinlein (inluding Star Troopers and one of his juveniles), LeGuin, Correa, The Hunger Games, Connie Willis, Orson Scott Card, Anne McCaffrey, Ursula K. Le Guin, some […]

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A Riddle

Riddle me ree Ridle me roh Tell me something I want to know…. You know how impossible it is to get permanent marker out of your clothes? I have a very pink cotton shirt that is one of my favourite shirts. It’s lightweight, cool, has sleeves to the elbows, covering my wobbling fat grandma arms […]

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Pride and Destruction

I want to tell some stories. They are stories I have told in part here before, and they are not pleasant stories. If you are among the sadly increasing tribe of those walking wounded who need trigger warnings, consider this a warning. These are not my stories, but some of them could be. They may […]

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Knowledge and Education

Reposted from 2006 “Root ideas are much more important in practical affairs than we usually realize, especially when they are so much taken for granted that they are hidden from our view. In American education, the ideas that influence us, though often hidden from view, come to us from the intellectual movement known as Romanticism, […]

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Air Travel Tips

I’m back in the Philippines after 45 days in the states, visiting three states, and sleeping at five different houses. What with one thing and another my journey back home to the Philippines took me 52 hours from first take-off to final landing and I was in five airports. I slept in chairs and on […]

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