Category Archives: Rambles

Bits and pieces provoked by moving through space, history, and the calendar.

A Year in the Life

With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan, there are years seasonal and calendrical, fiscal and liturgical, astronomical and academic(al). A year by any other name is not The Same, ranging in length by about 21 days (draconitic to sidereal, per Wiki). Continue reading

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Alpha Bravo Charlie

Being the 6th in a miscellany of short posts to mark the 12 days of Christmas Alpha, bravo, Charlie, delta, echo, foxtrot, golf, hotel, India, Juliet, kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, papa, Quebec, Romeo, sierra, tango, uniform, victor, whiskey, x-ray, … Continue reading

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Maybe Next Week

Being the 5th in a miscellany of short posts to mark the 12 days of Christmas. Standing in front of the candy counter, clutching my weekly allowance, I look longingly at the Cherry Blossom.  Packaged in its own stylish box, … Continue reading

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Miracle at Checkout 9

Being the 4th in a miscellany of short posts to mark the 12 days of Christmas. My line, which had looked so promising—only one person ahead of me, with a light load of groceries—has come to a standstill.  Cat crunchies … Continue reading

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The 3rd in a miscellany of short posts marking the 12 days of Christmas. Around about the turn of the millennium, I forwarded an email warning to my sons.  I meant well, honestly.  What it concerned I can’t remember: cell … Continue reading

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Familiarity

Being the 2nd of a miscellany of short posts to mark the 12 days of Christmas. Standing at the window, I gasp in utter shock.  The women gathered in the kitchen behind me stop chatting to ask, in some concern, … Continue reading

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Olive, the Other Reindeer

Being the 1st of a miscellany of short posts to mark the 12 days of Christmas. Wiki reports that ‘many sources’ believe the ‘partridge in a pear tree’ line in the 12 Days of Christmas to be a mistranscription or … Continue reading

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It’s Blue. It’s Imported.

Sometimes, what we know changes how we look at things; sometimes how we look at things changes what we know. Continue reading

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Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Contrasting the excesses of Christmas advertising with the minimalism of the Christmas message itself.   It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere I go.   But it isn’t the garland, the mistletoe or even the damned snow.  I see … Continue reading

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