Monthly Archives: December 2010

Three Days And Three Nights

It seems as though it’s been weeks since Sunday; my best explanation involves the nasty affliction that seems to be bouncing among my Glasgow friends (second-best explanation is the bug that besieged Laura Harris-’s dad Doug). Either way, the explanation … Continue reading

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More Link Stromateis

Around the house whirls energy and productivity, while I myself have been struggling with Sunday’s sermon (alternately concentrating on what I might say, and distracting myself with nonsense). I may need to go sit at the corner coffeeshop for a … Continue reading

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Catching Up Stromateis

The last few days week have entailed so sweeping a list of distractions that I won’t even begin to recount it. As a result, however, my “ought to blog this” queue has approached Tolstovian proportions. Here’s a sample (some links … Continue reading

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This Is The Story (The Short Version)

Margaret’s earache — the one that flared up two weeks ago — has abated in the intervening days, but she still couldn’t hear. She went to the GP this morning to have her ear flushed, and the nurse and GP … Continue reading

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“Tain’t A Fit Night Out….”

I didn’t want to blog about it yesterday (when so important an other entry took precedence), but in the morning on my way to a meeting I slipped on some ice and fell directly onto the back of my head. … Continue reading

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Happy Pippa Day, World!

Most of the UK and USA will go about their business today, shopping or striving or selling out or selling or buying or processing — blithely negligent of the momentous significance of 17 December — at least, this year. (A … Continue reading

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Repeat: Aspiring Scholars Wanted

I’m repeating this post, since it’s the time of year when people send out applications for doctoral programmes. I’d be pleased to sign up a couple of bright, willing postgraduate students who would take their degrees in the beautiful West … Continue reading

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Respect, and Dis-

We heard from Nate today that the last piano teacher with whom he studied before going off to Eastman — Emilio del Rosario — had died.   Mr. del Rosario meant a lot to us, since he took Nate under … Continue reading

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Creation Economy

Anyone who cares about copyright, creativity, and the economics of artists’ self-sustenance should be reading Nina Paley’s webcomic Mimi and Eunice.    

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Visual Storytelling Aid

Ray Davis sends us to see Sydney Padua’s graphical representation of the construction of comics (and, as Ray noted, most other conventional stories). Add this to the locker of idea-starters, especially if it’s there to stir up ideas about what … Continue reading

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Concerning The Recent Apocalypse

As I type, the midwestern US faces an ordinary, garden-variety blizzard: about 15 to 20 inches (40 to 50 centimeters) in a thirty-hour span (on top of a certain amount of snow lying already). Happens every year, sometimes twice or … Continue reading

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Earache

Margaret’s got one. It demonstrates all the characteristics of a classic earache, chief being that the pain prevents her from concentrating or resting. We’ll go to our GP in the morning if it hasn’t gotten better by then. Me, I’ll … Continue reading

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