Category Archives: ponderables

What’s in a name?

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So…I ponder weird things in the shower. Today’s thoughts started with the saw I like to use about whether people from Roseville were Rosevillains. (It’s actually Rosevillians, with the i and a transposed, but that got me thinking. Why is what we call people from a place so weird? For example, I’m a Californian. People that live in the biggest… Read more »

The West is Big, y’all

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the letter and the spirit

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I hope at least some of you have been triggered into fatal convulsions — Henry Dampier (@henrydampier) May 15, 2015 Wow, aren’t you an absolutely lovely and charming person. The article in question (via Do Not Link) opens with this quotation: Situational dominance is contingent on local factors. For example, a 5’4 female teacher with a firm demeanor is situationally… Read more »

My Mind is My Own

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Over the last few days, I have been voraciously combing the internet, reading anything and everything I can find on the nominees for the Hugo awards and wrestling with my own conscience. I think I have finally come to a conclusion as to what I am going to do. I will read all the Hugo nominees as if this were… Read more »

Is this blasphemy?

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a light in the darkness

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Candles

Candles at church, by me I’ve been doing a lot of wheelspinning lately as I try to figure out something. I haven’t figured out much in the way of conclusions because I haven’t had the time to pursue threads all the way out, but there is one thing that comes to mind. Ignore all that ‘must co-opt pagan holiday’ stuff… Read more »

those who would be different

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Welcome to social deviance! The place where you end up when you realize that you don’t quite fit in. Social deviants serve several important functions, but mostly we serve as a horrible warning, “See what happens if you aren’t a good girl lil susie? You end up like that woman down the street who paints obscene things and lets weeds… Read more »

a quote fraught with meaning…

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We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time –T.S. Eliot, from Little Giddings This one is going into the quotes file. Anyway, consider this a thread for open musings. What’s on your mind, folks? Comment away, either here or on… Read more »

and the wit sparkles *after* you post

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I really should have called that last post ‘Folsom Parking Blues’. Speaking of the original, isn’t it funny how a guy that killed a guy in Reno just to watch him die ended up in Folsom Prison? I mean, Reno’s not that far from here, but it’s on the other side of a state line. Why isn’t he in a… Read more »