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Birch Bay Public Market

Friday, May 10 through the end of summer, Cathy and I will be selling her hand-made soaps, lotions, and toiletries, along with my photography, note cards, calenders, books, etc.

Come see us!

Across the street from the C Shop

4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, Washington 98230


I had an automated blogroll here, powered by Google Reader, but Google, in its near-infinite lack of wisdom, killed Google Reader. Prior to this murder, all I had to do to put a blog on my blogroll (or to take it off) was to place it in a Reader folder called, appropriately enough, "blogroll" (or, of course, to remove it). I use The Old Reader now for following blogs, but it seems to have no way to something similar regarding the blogroll. If you know of a way to do this, please let me know.

The Important Things: One — Thinking

This is the first in a semi-regular series of posts on the important things in life.

(Don’t expect regularity in this series. You want regularity, look here.)


It’s like singing – we all can do it. But that doesn’t mean we’re all Jane Siberry or Joni Mitchell. As a matter of fact, only two of us

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Illogical logic

I followed a link in a blog I read to a blog I don’t read, and found an article by Martin Robbins that starts out by claiming that "Jenny Rohn noted last September that most prominent science bloggers on the main networks are male." (I haven’t followed that link.) It goes on

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True or False: “All That Glitters is Not Gold”?

False. (Yet another reason to hate Shakespeare)

I can’t tell you how much I hate it when an illogical, inaccurate phrase becomes a common saying, or acts as a phrasal template for all sorts of things, as this one does. (And let’s not even go into that whole glisters/glistens/glitters thing, ok?)

All men (women, people, cars, bloggers,

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The Single-Slotted, Three-Pronged Widget – Structure, Syntax, and Ambiguity

A million years ago, when I took my first drafting classes,

it was assumed that laying out a drawing required certain skills, and that those skills could be taught. Indeed, the learning of those skills was the primary focus of early-level drafting classes. Of course, the need for those skills still exists, but but

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