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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a … Continue reading

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Memoirs—Sideways and Otherwise

“If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2014. If it were a … Continue reading

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2013 in review: WordPress report

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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The Naming Day Part 2

Personal Experience with the Naming Day Christopher McLachlan was four months old when his Naming Day ceremony was held in his parents’ garden on June 4, 2005. For both Anne and myself it was one of the most memorable moments … Continue reading

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Old Man Winter Kicks Out the Blues

I don’t mind saying it: when it comes to popular music I’m hopelessly stuck in the past. Okay, maybe not hopelessly stuck. I’m a big fan of Sam Roberts, Dominique Fraissard, Coco Love Alcorn, Derek Trucks, Jeff Martin, The Tea … Continue reading

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Between the Lines: Robert Frost’s ‘Mending Wall’

Mending Wall ~ Robert Frost Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun, And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is … Continue reading

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