|Sunday, September 19th, 2010|
|Writer's Block: You should have been there
Which five events in history would you choose to experience in person, and why?
As a rule, historical events people remember tend to be on the violent side. No battles for me. Some items of interest:
- Athens between the Persian Wars and the Peloponnesian War
- The Eleusinian Mysteries
- Rome during Hadrian's reign. Antoninus Pius's reign would be well, too
- A first run performance of anything by Shakespeare
- A certain convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that ran from May 25 to September 17, 1787
This list can grow quickly.
|Friday, January 1st, 2010|
|Monday, December 21st, 2009|
|Thursday, December 3rd, 2009|
Ancient History is a fascination of mine, and I just discovered a (proto?)civilization I'd never heard about before. It was in central Europe from about 5000 BC to 3500 BC. The NYT has an article
, and there is an exhibit
in New York until April.
Road trip anyone?
|Saturday, November 14th, 2009|
|Monday, October 19th, 2009|
|A Quote to Live By
"Never let your schooling interfere with your education." - attributed to Mark Twain but unsourced.
|Saturday, September 5th, 2009|
So, if I were to sell the house, going to grad school would be quite possible.
Wandering around the Univ. of VA campus today might not have been a good idea. :-)
|Sunday, December 14th, 2008|
When I got home today I discovered my house had been broken into. Nothing hard to replace was taken, except time and peace of mind.
|Sunday, November 9th, 2008|
|Sunday, October 26th, 2008|
|Tuesday, September 16th, 2008|
|Interesting Take on Competence
is an interesting take on competence. It has a great opening paragraph that every homeowner will appreciate:
Horror stories used to start with "It was a dark and stormy night." No longer. Now they start with "My wife and I decided to add a couple of rooms onto our house."
|Wednesday, August 6th, 2008|
|Extragavantly Frivolous Luxury Purchase
A couple weeks ago, during a heavy rainstorm, I noticed a drip, drip into the kitchen sink. It appeared that there was a leak in my roof. Not a big deal since it was over the sink. But eventually it would stop being just water, but drywall, attic insulation, and eventually oak leaves and branches. Since I have enough trouble keeping the kitchen clean as it is, I decided to take the lazy way out and get a new roof. Since I'd never bought a roof before (apart from a package deal - one came with the house) I wasn't sure how much it would cost. For future reference, about as much as a new car.
|Friday, July 4th, 2008|
|Saturday, May 10th, 2008|
Well, that part of my life has passed. Really passed a couple years ago, but took a while to admit it. Current Mood: moody
|Saturday, September 29th, 2007|
|Friday, November 24th, 2006|
Happy Thanksgiving All
I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year. Because most people wouldn't be arriving until late last night, we decided to have Thanksgiving a day late. The turkey is cooking as I type. To follow the lead of many other folks, our menu for today:
Pine nut and goat cheese salad
Wild mushroom soup
Turkey with pistachio nut stuffing
Mashed potatoes and gravy
An assortment of winter squash
Hope eveyone had a good Thanksgiving.
|Wednesday, November 1st, 2006|
Little ghosts and witches, oh my. Fortunately I was able to fend them off with small pieces of candy.
|Tuesday, September 26th, 2006|
I have acquired, from a co-resident who has developed a new one and hence no longer needs the old one, a four foot long snake skin.
Winston and I are having a dispute as to whether it can be played with.
|Monday, September 25th, 2006|
|Monday, September 18th, 2006|