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New Words

A new word (to me): “merch,” short for “merchandise,” as in, I’m going to the mall to check out the merch. There is no implication of buying anything. That will be done later on Amazon. Another abbreviation used by your … Continue reading

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Getting Organized: A Posting Schedule and Past Winners

From now on, I plan to post on Mondays and Fridays and an occasional posting on Wednesdays to get caught up with minor items. I tend to write more than most people want to read, so I don’t expect this … Continue reading

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TV by Antenna Update

Update of Returning to Rabbit Ears TV, posted October 14, 2013. A few weeks ago, I noticed my son and his family, who live about 10 miles away, use a flat, amplified TV antenna for the occasionally used TV in … Continue reading

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Declaring War

As President Obama described his plans for increasing military action in the Middle East, he concluded with, “I welcome the support of Congress in this effort.”  He considers the support of Congress optional because it is not a war, only … Continue reading

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Did You Know This?

Latin has no word for “smile,” suggesting they did not smile as a social gesture that we know today. We smile as a greeting and to indicate a willingness to serve, and the Romans did not necessarily have this custom, … Continue reading

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The Motley Crew Defined

“Motley Crew at the Helm” by Michael Fathers. A review of the book, “Outlaws of the Atlantic” by Marcus Rediker. The Wall Street Journal, 8/22/2014. One of the main uses I found for my Nexus tablet is the dictionary app … Continue reading

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Delaware Politics and Bloom Energy

All else being equal, my monthly electric bill is $6 more than yours. That is the average subsidy Delmarva Power customers are paying to Bloom Energy for supplying electricity from renewable resources and as an incentive to build a manufacturing … Continue reading

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