Category Archives: Lifelong Learning

It Could Have Been a Lot Worse

Andy had to take long detours to get up to the land yesterday, but except for the road by that one culvert we talked about yesterday, the roads survived the new 3.83 inches of rain. Yay, roads! Andy’s happy they … Continue reading

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YouTube Video

tammy asked about the videos I made in the past. I had put a sample “This Week at the Shelter” on Flickr, but it didn’t work for her — it also didn’t work on one of our computers. So I … Continue reading

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Food Texture

What’s your favorite food texture? Chewy (43% of population), Crunchy (33% of population), Smooth, often called Creamy but it doesn’t have to contain fat (16% of population), or Hard (for sucking, 8% of population)? Do you know? Do you care? … Continue reading

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Inattentional Blindness

Inattentional blindness — not seeing something in plain sight because the mind is paying attention to something else. We all know it’s dangerous to text or use hand-held cell phones while driving, but it’s also dangerous for the driver to … Continue reading

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The Printing Press

Wikipedia.   In the nineteenth century people used to think of the invention of printing as the lynchpin in the history of civilisation. I’m not so sure. … Still, on balance I suppose that printing has done more good than … Continue reading

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Sowing

   As you sow, so shall ye reap. Well, not always. About 36 years ago — during the first rainy season after we bought the land — Andy decided to sow some clover to build up the soil on our clearing. … Continue reading

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A Political Ad Already?

The other night when Andy was waiting for the weather report on TV, he called, “Jean! Look at this.” It was a paid piece extolling the virtues of Tom Udall, our senior U.S. Senator. What? A political ad so soon? … Continue reading

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One Thing Leads to Another

As I’ve mentioned, this new theme started when I found I had to update my old one if I wanted to have threaded comments — to let people respond directly after the comment they’re answering. Years ago it took me … Continue reading

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Power and Virtue

Raphael’s Picture of Castiglione   What gives “The Book of the Courtier” its unique place in literature is … how pertinent so many of its pages seem in our day…. The right relation of virtue to power will always be … Continue reading

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Big Brother

Cheerful Monk. Creative Commons license. One definition of “to watch out for” people is to watch over and care for them. For example, “When I was a kid, my older brother always watched out for me.” That’s what the U. … Continue reading

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