• 12

    Sep

    Good News

    The really good news is that the nasty-cold part of what passes for winter here appears to be giving its last gasp. We will get a few chilly days early next week, after that it’s high 50s into the 70s+ for the duration. At last!!…
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  • 16

    Nov

    A Glimpse into a Nation’s Soul

    Messages hidden in money……. We usually don’t look at the paper money that passes through our hands in everyday use; it’s just part of life’s background, I guess. Often the pictures on the bills follow a theme of sorts — dead presidents in the U.S.,…
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  • 04

    Sep

    A Couple Easy Conversions

    Dealing with unfamiliar monetary and measurement systems is high on the list of the day-to-day adaptations we face as we blend into a new culture. It is of course possible to look to conversion tables for precise answers, but here are a few easy shortcuts…
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  • 31

    Aug

    El Señor Mata-Mosca!!

    Back in the early 1960s, my brother took a job in the scientific laboratories that the Public Health Service (later the EPA) operated in support of the Atomic Energy Commission Test Site near Las Vegas. The guys in the electronics shop there used 190 proof…
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