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Auld Lang Syne (Old Long Past)

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore.

Dream.

Discover.

— Mark Twain

Bah, Humbug!

That’s what I have to say to the Christmas gluttony of retail insanity!

This time of year should be about making sure that everyone has enough rather than making sure a few have more than they need.

Stop pending money that you probably don’t have on gifts that others probably don’t need, and focus on helping those around you live with dignity.

Take back the holiday season, stop supporting the retail sector, and start supporting your neighbors and neighborhood!

Originally posted 2008-12-25 12:00:16.

Winter Solstice 2008

At 04:04 on 21 December, 2008 was the Winter Solstice.

http://www.archaeoastronomy.com/2008.shtml

Thanks!!!

WOW… I can’t believe the following my BLOG seems to have gotten — last month the web stats recorded over one thousand hits from unique IP addresses!!!

Growth over the last year has been moderately erratic, but I think more and more of the postings are getting indexed by search engines now.

It’s difficult for me to tell exactly how many people actually have subscribed to a feed, but it looks to be between two and three hundred at the moment.

I’ve been making an attempt to post something new at least once per day, and I’ll see if I can’t get at least one in-depth post per week as we move into the “terrible twos” for my BLOG.

Again, if you have anything you’d like to share — I’m happy to put a reference to it in my BLOG… but if you feel you  might have more than an occasional rant or rave to share I can give you some pointers to free BLOG hosts or information on setting up BLOGging software on your own site.

Originally posted 2008-12-15 12:00:02.

Saint Nicholas Day

Today is Saint Nicholas Day, and it’s festivities are largely what the myths surrounding Santa Clause are based on, of course it was moved to later in the month to interfer with the pagan celebration of the Winter solstice.

For more on Staint Nicholas Day, search the web or visit (and support) Wikipedia.

Woot!

For some good deals on electronics checkout Woot! — you can read in their own words what Woot! is and does…

And, check the price search engines before deciding to buy — be an informed consumer!