Monthly Archives: November 2007

LazyWeb Alert!

Now that Pippa has attained the age of discretion — that is, now that she’s exercising musical taste that doesn’t depend primarily on what Margaret and I prefer, and she has her own birthday iPod — the different iTunes libraries … Continue reading

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Clueful in Toronto

The Globe and Mail urges the recording industries (music, movies) to adapt to the changing environment, rather than trying to make the environment conform to the specifications of their obsolescent business model. Selling music on CDs is just a bad … Continue reading

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Bricks, Lines, and Meaning

Tom sent me an offline note that points to a blog that’s promulgating PDFs major works by postmodern theorists — in this case, Derrida’s Memoirs of the Blind. Tom points to this paragraph from fark yaralari: For Derrida drawing is … Continue reading

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Unpacking

After two major journeys, I have much catching up to do — I haven’t really unpacked from San Diego, so I need to straighten up my clothes and luggage from both trips, and do much laundry; I have to catch … Continue reading

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Home Again, Home Again

We pulled into Princeton pretty much on schedule, having squeezed artfully between rush hour in Greater Boston/Providence and in Greater NYC. The driving went smoothly, apart from a wee complexity engendered by our efforts to repair the blown fuse. Our … Continue reading

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Just Saying

I’m posting this from a ferryboat in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

We had a lovely time visiting family this weekend. Mom arranged for us to stay in a guest house, which meant we could relax with a degree of insulation from holiday hurly-burly; as it turned out, the isolation was helpful … Continue reading

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Zap!

On the drive north, the fuse that controls the mirrors and cigarette lighter (apparently) on our 1996 Subaru Legacy Outback failed, and our fusebox doesn’t have the lid that displays what each fuse does. Does anyone know which fuse to … Continue reading

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Si’s House

No, not really. We wish. Thanksgiving this year gathered the five Adams in our local nuclear unit, sister Holly and my mom, all three aunts (Isabelle, Grace, Harriet) plus Harriet’s husband Bob; Harriet’s Rebecca and Alison and their husbands and … Continue reading

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Reporting In

We arrived safely on Nantucket, but connectivity here is sparse — dominated by a pay-per-day wireless provider which I refuse to pay $12 per day for (specially when I won’t be at my computer that much). Happy Thanksgiving to U.S.ians … Continue reading

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Back and Gone

We got back from San Diego last night at about 10, Pippa already comfily in her pjs, doing her laundry, and bemused at us. We woke up this morning in our own bed, with no breakfast meeting at a fancy … Continue reading

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Busy Day, Blogging Unlikely

Yesterday at the SBL Meeting was wake-to-sleep occupied — I was utterly wrung out by the time I fell into bed last night, and tonight looks like more of the same. To Anyone who tried to read the Magritte and … Continue reading

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