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Paper or pixel? Book readers want to know

I have a bookmark that reads, “You are never lonely with a book.” Books have been my allies for as long as I can remember. Getting immersed in a story that takes double-digit chapters to resolve or following someone’s theory or life over hundreds of pages adds a break from life like nothing else. And […]

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A weed is a flower

…that happens to be in the wrong place. Yesterday’s photo is a close-up of the sunflower that has surprised me. I started this summer with pansies in all my flower boxes, but they quickly died. One did manage to sow a seed, though, so I have a pansy plant in one flower box. Weeds took […]

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Added some links

So, if you scroll down a bit, there’s a list of stuff I read. I have a lot of this on RSS-feeds but decided to share here. Under the category “READ” are blogs and sites that are mostly for reading but may contain photos. Here be some good writing by friends – not necessarily opinions […]

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Getting my beliefs challenged

I own the extended DVD set of “What the #$*! Do We (K)now!?”, also known as “Down the Rabbit Hole”. I can’t remember now how my browsing the internet today started, but I ended up learning a lot about the science in “What the Bleep”: It’s terribly inaccurate. There are other inaccuracies or downright errors, […]

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Food politics as religion

I have never understood the food-as-hobby thing. Of course, I’ve never understood the car-as-hobby thing, either. Some things are just used by most of us, while others of us delve into the inner workings, the bits and pieces, and know the subject from the inside out. I have a friend who delves into food, and […]

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Am I… old???

I first saw a computer in the 1970’s and my first job out of high school was for a manufacturer of so-called mini-machines: The size of a washing machine, with storage and memory measured in kilobytes, not megabytes, and running BASIC. Barely 10 years later, I was an expert with WordPerfect on an IBM PC, […]

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Pin cushion

The tips of the acupuncture needles have colored caps. As I looked down my body, I saw cheerful light blue and pink sticking out of my leg and foot. One needle went into my hand and when the acupuncturist pulled it out, I was surprised to see it had been more than a centimeter (half […]

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In pairs

I’m back on Twitter. And Facebook. I’m kafox9 on Twitter and kafox on Facebook. There. I am no longer a dinosaur. I am no longer hitting myself in the face with a hammer. I have decided I can’t beat them so I join them. And I owe it to these two ladies. Speaking of two […]

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Quotes

I’m watching the Eurovision Song Contest for a change (it’s been a few years since I last did that) and it is a perfect opportunity to do some housekeeping on the computer. But what to do with pithy sayings found here and there? Put ’em in a blog post, that’s what to do. Truth was […]

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I now twit

Yeah, I joined the great unwashed, er, wordy and have a Twitter account. See sidebar at right. No, your other right. Thanks.

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Learning to FLY

These past few days I have been busy doing other things besides sitting in front of the computer. I got some energy back (in spite of darker mornings), and a good reason to clean house (electrical inspection coming up), and have actually enjoyed taking before-pictures, clipping my iPod Shuffle to my clothing and chasing the […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Height

Wordless WednesdayCourtesy of xkcd – because it wowed me.

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When it’s good to be a Norwegian

One of my regular diets is Fail Blog and recently it gave me a really good laugh: Now, if that guy were Norwegian, he could be a proud man, because the Norwegian alphabet runs from A to Å (not Z):

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Architecture pr0n

I sometimes wonder if I should have become an architect, even though my spacial abilities are not much (in spite of getting an “A” in geometry). One of my favorite waste of times secret joys is to surf the ‘net looking for cool houses. I am especially fond of Spanish style homes (which are typical […]

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Putting myself back in class, as it were

I find myself hungry for knowledge, but unsure about what to read to get said knowledge. I surf blogs looking for someone who “speaks” to me, without much success. Now I’m surfing the podcasts at iTunes and am trying out iTunes U. I love listening to good speakers, people who present coherent thoughts in complete […]

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On protective bacteria, mysterious violins and meaningful musicians

I’m vegging. That means a lot of surfing (and catching up on reading). A few things I have tripped over that make me go hmm: The bacteria helicobakter pylori, which a few years ago was found to be the real reason for stomach ulcers, may actually be protecting children from asthma. With cleaner water and […]

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Mobile Me

It’s been a somewhat nerdy Sunday. After successfully solving all the sudoku puzzles in a couple of newspapers, I then tackled the computer. Apple has upgraded and changed its online service “dot Mac” to “Mobile Me”. So I spent a little while this afternoon upgrading to a cloud. When that was done, Apple offered me […]

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Keera Ann Fox goes to the moon

I’m sending my name to the moon. My name – Keera Ann Fox – gets a ride with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, on a microchip. I love the idea of getting to send my name. Makes me go back to the giddy days of the 1960’s and the space race and those who first orbited […]

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Intelligence as virtue

I always knew I was smart, and I appreciate it. I don’t want to lose my brain. But I’d like to expand other qualities, like courage and compassion. Your result for The Best Thing About You Test … Intelligence Intelligence is your strongest virtue Intelligence (also called intellect) is an umbrella term used to describe […]

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Support?

This ad I happened to come across gives a peculiar but oddly appropriate description of presidential candidate Barack Obama (except, perhaps, for the size). (It’s an ad for a magnet.)