Monthly Archives: July 2019

Portentous

General feelings about spam e-mails has made decent fodder for past tirades. A recent entry in this journal consisted of bellyaching about all the junk recently landing in the inbox. Seems it has become tolerable again, with maybe one or … Continue reading

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Found It on the Internet; So It Must Be True!

For your enlightenment and/or contemplation, believe it or not: A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee. A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million parts of water. A whale’s … Continue reading

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A Trivia Quiz About the Dark Ages

The above illustration is a painting by Andrea di Bartolo di Bargilla, from around 1450 CE, depicting Petrarch: an Italian scholar who conceived in the 1330s, the idea of a European “Dark Age,” as compared to the light of classical … Continue reading

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Ode to Philly’s Cyclone Alley

Don’t know whether to blame the weather on climate change or not,That’s a politically sensitive issue like if we should legalize pot;The left says yes and the right says no,But does anyone really know which way to go? Those nasty … Continue reading

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