Second semester's here and you know what that means, right? You guessed it: rehearsals for the annual high school musical have begun! This year's production is "Drood" (or "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"), based on the unfinished Dickens novel. It's written by Rupert Holmes. Yes, THAT Rupert Holmes. Fortunately, this production doesn't include any references… Continue reading Ta-ray- ta-rah! Boom!
Sunday morning, making waffles. You can't do this stealthily if you're going to use the egg whipper. And you can't make these waffles without the whipper. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is the first in a (probably irregular) series of posts that will include sounds and images recorded at the same time and location.
A recipe is a list. A recipe is a blueprint. A recipe is a map. The thing about an old family recipe is how it can help you reconstruct a memory and make it present. How just reading it is like reading a memoir of your own childhood, written as you lived the moment. A… Continue reading Mandelbrot is just part of the story
Against all odds, after nearly half a century, I've come around to understanding January. I know, some of you are thinking it took me long enough. Now that the deepest and darkest of the winter has passed (though the coldest certainly hasn't), and the observances, rituals and remembrances that must be paid have been paid,… Continue reading January hymn
Last weekend we went up to Burlington to visit the annual cat show they put on there, something we've been meaning to do for years for H's sake. It's silly how long it can take us to get around to something we all agree we want to do. Imagine how long it takes us to… Continue reading Who we met at the cat show
I've heard from many of you dear people since I first posted about the Reading Challenge--and it looks like we have an Organization* (if not a Movement). We're so excited you're joining us! Here's a brief recap of the plan: We'll pick a new book category on the 9th of each month (for example, January… Continue reading All you gotta do to join…
We're reading. Well, yeah, we're always reading, but H told me about this 2015 Reading Challenge and it looked like fun, except I didn't really want the pressure of reading an assigned book a week (even a self-assigned one) since I already have a big pile of books I want to read. The last thing… Continue reading What are you doing for the next few years?
Alfonso IV became King of Portugal (1325) Someone fell on the ice Someone learned to say "apple" Jamestown, Virginia was destroyed by fire (1608) Someone made soup Someone forgot her keys Galileo Galilei first observed four of Jupiter's moons (1610) Someone nursed a cold Someone went bowling The first transatlantic telephone service (New York to… Continue reading This day in history