Monthly Archives: January 2011

Deeper Into The Text

Winter                                                                 Waning Moon of the Cold Month We woke up to a new snow, sparkly and still coming down like flour from a flour sifter, gentle but persistent.  These kind of snows freshen up the scenery, cover up the dirty … Continue reading

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The Color Printer Scam

Winter                                                      Waning Moon of the Cold Month BF Skinner’s definition of creativity?  Noticing that the chicken is an eggs’ way of making more eggs.   This quip came to mind when I took my Canon pixma printer into the shop for … Continue reading

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The Weekend Cometh

Winter                                                           Waning Moon of the Cold Month Imbolc, in the belly, comes next week, February 1st.  It is the celebration of the quickening of the ewe’s and the freshening of their milk, providing a much needed respite from winter stores … Continue reading

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Next Week

Winter                                                                      Waning Moon of the Cold Month With the Latin tutoring session behind me and Chapter 26 coming up, I downloaded a commentary on Caesar’s Gallic Wars with Latin text.  I’m gonna have a shot at it for a while. … Continue reading

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Externally, We Swim In the Same Ocean, but…

Winter                                              Waning Moon of the Cold Month “Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment and learn again to exercise his will — his personal responsibility.” – Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer was a favorite of both my mother and my … Continue reading

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A Decent Insurance Sales Agent

Winter                                                       Waning Moon of the Cold Month Kathryn Kiegler has restored, no, wait that’s too strong, has challenged my opinion about insurance sales folk.  She gave us good advice, walked us through the labyrinth that is Medicare and the various … Continue reading

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Finishing the Puzzle–Not Quite Done. But Close.

Winter                                                              Waning Moon of the Cold Month One more piece of the retirement puzzle should get put in place today, Medicaid part D for Kate.  We’re visiting an adviser recommended by both Ruth Hayden and RJ Devick  to help us … Continue reading

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Dreaming of the Far Away

Winter                                                  Waning Moon of the Cold Month With Kate now retired, life has taken on a different, more relaxed rhythm.  She’s not hurrying to get ready for work, nor is she coming home tired, neck, back and hip on fire.  … Continue reading

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A Simple Plan

Winter                                                    Waning Moon of the Cold Month Chili smells have begun to fall down the stairs and enter my study.  Smells pretty good, especially after  a workout on the treadmill. I’ve up the difficulty by two incline levels over the … Continue reading

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