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January 20th, 2021, 4:17 pm

After reading a list of the last-minute Presidential pardons, I feel compelled:

I hereby pardon all of you, in perpetuity.

Even though most you have probably never done anything in your entire life to warrant such a pardon, you are now absolved for all potential future actions as well. Imagine the freedom!  

As Paul "Scarlett O'Hara" Wilmott said to us recently, "Tomorrow ...is another day!." : D

And now I really am going on vacation - trying to decide what to do while there!
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January 20th, 2021, 6:45 pm

Roses are shining in Picardy
In the hush of the morning dew
Roses are shining in Picardy
But there's never a rose like you
 
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January 20th, 2021, 7:12 pm

Roses are shining in Picardy
In the hush of the morning dew
Roses are shining in Picardy
But there's never a rose like you
Thank you - along with the inauguration, which went smoothly, this made my day.

Also a footnote, to avoid confusion:

In English, "to warrant" means "to merit," or even "to require," in a sense.  So, If your past actions did not warrant a pardon, it means that your past actions were not bad enough to need one.  Not that they were bad and you don't deserve one.  Hehe. The devil is always lurking in the details, laughing!
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January 20th, 2021, 9:02 pm

You talking to me?
 
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January 20th, 2021, 10:44 pm

You talking to me?
Nope - This was a public service announcement!

Know Your Rights - The Clash

do you know the intro to this song? No Art School boys here!
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January 23rd, 2021, 12:48 pm

A new book recommendation for the winter reading list:

Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality - Frank Wilczek

I read his book, A Beautiful Question a few years ago.

Ten Keys just came out and there are a few reviews online. Not all would agree with his views, but thought provoking and a good project for the deep winter weeks ahead. : )
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January 23rd, 2021, 1:16 pm

Ten Keys just came out and there are a few reviews online. Not all would agree with his views, but thought provoking and a good project for the deep winter weeks ahead. : )

I am coming out of hibernation. Great stretch in the evenings.
 
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January 23rd, 2021, 1:27 pm

Ten Keys just came out and there are a few reviews online. Not all would agree with his views, but thought provoking and a good project for the deep winter weeks ahead. : )

I am coming out of hibernation. Great stretch in the evenings.
Good!  I did not hibernate, but have settled into a pretty good groove with isolation and now in it for the longer haul.

Watching news about vaccines, of course, but will "wait and see" what results show and how the virus keeps changing...

For now, am stocked up from Whole Foods (my conference buffet dream probably meant hunger - hehe) - and just plan to be disciplined (though not too Spartan!) for the next few months.

Now off to run with dogs along the river - 27 degrees F - not bad!
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January 24th, 2021, 9:41 am

Dogs?? Is there something you want to tell us about?
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-27F? Chica, por favor, come to our Norwegian La Niña winter! (What?)
 
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January 24th, 2021, 12:58 pm

Haha! Not yet. In that forest-river sanctuary where I often go, many people bring dogs, so I have observed various breeds (and mixed breeds) and spoken with a few dog owners.

I think 2022 will be the year of the dog for me. Maybe even two dogs, so they can have fun playing together when I am busy.

On travel - thank you - that is funny and I do like Europe at any temperature. If the pandemic subsides in the next few years, there will be many more adventures to come - I will go horse trekking across Ireland and rent a little house in Provence for awhile.
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January 31st, 2021, 7:48 pm

From Beckett's Watt, posted by Cuchulainn in Brainteasers to this:

Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas - Sir Richard Burton and Cast

Settling in with a glass of Courvoisier and waiting for the snow storm to begin.
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February 2nd, 2021, 8:45 pm

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About 18-24 inches of fresh powder up here and more on the way!
(that is 45-60 cm)

Be Best! :D
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February 4th, 2021, 7:48 pm

so, that was flying over snow and here is another sporting treat - flying over water. : )

The Vendee Globe is a single-handed round the world race.
here is a closer look - the feeling of traveling fast through wind and waves... 

Enjoy!
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February 4th, 2021, 9:34 pm

and as a counterpoint - this video of many Lambos drifting in the snow made me smile a lot. : )
I'm heading out for an extra long weekend now, but stay warm, keep calm, and carry on!
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February 7th, 2021, 8:19 pm

A Lion in Winter 

Here is the current plan.

Numbers visible for the numerical
Pain/gain intuitive for the chimerical. 
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 If I seem to abandon the OT, I am just in my erg dungeon. : )

What does it sound like there, you may ask?

Like this!
First day of spring is March 20!
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