Monthly Archives: October 2007

Thank you, IRS

A few months ago we got a letter in the mail from an IRS informing us that we were being audited for 2005.  As in, the year we married, moved states, had more than four jobs between us, and changed … Continue reading

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bit by bit

There is now a CV at my academic website (I think one of you said at some point that you wanted to see it — beats me why). I also updated the reading page to better reflect what a blinkered … Continue reading

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more on clothing

An old post at Philosopher’s Playground explains why philosophers, at least those of the analytic persuasion, can’t dress themselves. In short, it’s because there ‘is no algorithm by which one can in a finite amount of time, much less in … Continue reading

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white socks

I’ve often wondered why news sites like the NYTimes, BBC, and so on bother allowing readers to comment on stories, since the comments are almost without exception so appallingly stupid that they make me embarrassed to be human. Since it’s … Continue reading

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Moo-cow is the next logical step

We need to get a cow.  Obviously.  Sydney has farmed his way into our vegetables, taken a stab at several favorite fruits, and canned until our shelves are full.  We have squash lining the walkway to our house, tomato juice … Continue reading

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Shopping with Sydney

A new Kohl’s opened in our area and I, who find this the haven of good deals on socks and other stuff, wanted to see if it had any potential.  Sydney dropped me off and went to pick up groceries.  … Continue reading

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the never boring world of art

1) The Australian performer Stelios Arcadiou has had a third ear grafted to his arm. It’s supposed to be art. The ear isn’t functional, though he is hoping to eventually install a microphone in it so that audiences will be … Continue reading

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A defense

I don’t think I’m actually a technophobe.  Curmudgeonly, perhaps, and resist to trying new programs or reading new media outlets, but, as Sydney can tell you, I’m that way in all walks of life 🙂  But today the topic is … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf as a child

“This morning Ginia [Virginia] wanted Thoby [her older brother] to give her something which he had, but he wouldn’t, so she went up to him and gave him a hug and said, ‘Please Thoby give it, Darling Sweetheart Boy,’ but … Continue reading

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Can a wife appreciate?

I had a few thoughts about the man’s response to the ad below.  One big part of me was thrilled: in this day and age, after so much fighting over women in the workplace, I am guessing that one of … Continue reading

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