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On 2020…

Never make Father Time say “Hold my beer” while he attempts some new move that will really put him in the record books. James Lileks, Star-Tribune, 2021-01-04

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Words of the year – 2020

Not “word” of the year this year, but “words.” This list was posted in the 2020-12-25/28 issue of Time. My favorite was Blursday which pretty much sums up 2020 for me and I first heard […]

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Cottage Industry

The $400 clue in the category, “The Second Millennium” on Jeopardy! yesterday, 2020-12-03, was: “Before the Industrial Revolution, people worked from home in what’s called this kind of house industry.” The COVID-19 pandemic is really making WFH […]

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Forever

Jill and I realized last night that being married forever isn’t as long now as it used to be. We both found this quite amusing.

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200,000 deaths from SARSCoV-2 virus

I worry we’re at the calm before the storm. Justin Lessler, associate professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Star-Tribune 2020-09-20

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Mediæval Time

The monasterial rule (which before the general introduction of clocks was commonly followed by the mediæval public in the computation of time) divided the twenty-four hours of the day and night into seven parts (six […]