Category Archives: General Musings

The Big Picture: beer; the world; the universe; beer. That sort of things.

Ils Sont Fous, Ces Gallois!

While reading the latest issue of What’s Brewing, the monthly magazine of the Campaign For Real Ale, I came across a mention of a sport I had never heard of before. Now, we all know about darts and snooker, cricket … Continue reading

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You Fold It, and Fold It, and Look – It’s Broken

Laundry is one of those things I never quite made peace with. For one thing, just when you think you’ve got it under control, there’s more of it. For another, does any human being need this many T-shirts? I think … Continue reading

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Beats Upon my Windowpane

New York turns a garlicky pesto-in-the-fishtank color right before rain; the grumbly gray of New England harbor rain is fiercer but not as dangerous somehow, and the indigo spectacle of coming storms in western hardpan unsettles in a different way. … Continue reading

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Butterbrain

Such a wee smooth brain in that glorious, exultant body. There’s a moral here, isn’t there? I hate when that happens. No, I’m not talking about you. You can read blogs. I’m talking about the girl with … who … … Continue reading

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We Are Experiencing Microsoft Difficulties

We’re upgrading our software, which is not quite as easy as it sounds. Please bear with us. Thanks.

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A Statement of Principles

I have never, to my knowledge, seen all or part of an episode of Friends. Thank you.

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No Permit, No Turnip!

In mid-March, my local Key Food store closed rather abruptly. The shelves stopped being replenished, then everything went on sale, and the store closed a couple of days later. No explanation, no announcement. After a brief lull, all the shelves, … Continue reading

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Simply So

TonyChico of Evil Twin Theory points us to the thoughtful Ramones Name Generator. Supply the barest bits of information – like your first name – and, well, I’m sure you can see this coming. Go try it anyway.

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Poems for the Day

Today is Poem in Your Pocket Day in New York, which is probably the best-intentioned bit of goofery the city has come up with yet. If I had less to do around the house I’d head out to the Museum … Continue reading

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LAX of Rain

It’s been far too long since I last saw Sam Shaber play, and when her monthly giglist/chitchat emails erupt into the mailspool – this one’s called “SamMAY ShMAYber!,” exuberance in original – I always marvel that I haven’t seen her … Continue reading

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