I listen to a podcast call History of English, and it is great. In a recent episode, the host was talking about food words. One of the words was garbage, which first appeared in the written record in 1379. It mean, basically, the unpleasant innards of birds. You could eat it, but you probably wouldn't.... Continue Reading →
Something I posted on FB. It's a reply to someone who commented on a post I made in response to Jan 6, 2021. This isn't a censorship issue. This isn't a policy disagreement issue. This isn't a partisan issue. This isn't even an issue in the traditional sense of the word.This is a matter of... Continue Reading →
America is a never-ending unfolding of that promise. No generation of Americans has lived up to that promise, but this generation has loosed the vipers in a way unseen before.
It has been suggested that... my observations about a nearly 40-year old Christmas song is... generation gappy. Nobody has floated ageist. Yet. https://youtu.be/BoraVkKtKzY So there's one track that's somewhat more traditional. https://youtu.be/44bL90HP0Ys And there's one that suuuper traditional. https://youtu.be/1mLGFLdsjFQ And one more deep cut... I hope you have a joyous holiday season, and a great... Continue Reading →
It's the radio, of course, so as I tune around looking for something to perk up whatever drive I'm on, odds are pretty good I'm going to come into a song after the opening bars. Today, driving around, I came across this song's opening. Possibly for the first time ever in my whole life. https://youtu.be/-YUH8Xfz-jg... Continue Reading →
So, over on Twitter, @infinatemao posed a question of play. https://twitter.com/infinite_mao/status/1339387301043052545 With a ... clarification... https://twitter.com/infinite_mao/status/1339391259446816768 And, as a game player, and as a dad, I have thoughts. I have a couple of children in early elementary school, and they wander around playing pretend. They're pals, and it's 2020, so that's a good thing. One... Continue Reading →
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You know... Singing and stuff. That is all.