Monthly Archives: February 2012

Musical Games

 I got 12 pieces of music downloaded from the itunes site, and then had to leave McDonald’s. It’s about an hour’s worth of music.  There were another 38 pieces to go, and then the 4 parts of Mozart’s Jupiter symphony. … Continue reading

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More Excerpts from my Writing: Initiation and a Rumba with Poverty

The horrible night in the wind and rain reminded me of my first experience camping alone on Stone Mountain in Georgia 6 years earlier. I had been living out of a car, traveling from Florida through Georgia with 2 other … Continue reading

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A Friend and Flowers

I had a wonderful visit from my friend. She rented a little car and drove out to where I was staying, bringing $100 worth of groceries with her: apples, bananas, clementines, tomatoes, avocados, lettuce, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, red peppers, organic … Continue reading

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More Excerpts from My Writing: The Place of a Woman

Women have traditionally negotiated a contract of dependence with men.  To some extent, this has been dictated by force. “The Sillery Indians are especially severe on the women who leave their husbands. An instance of this sort having occurred, they … Continue reading

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Some Greek Words

Notes on Greek work: learned vocabulary, pronunciation, and gender for 20 words. in terms of moving forward: a) need to learn the English equivalent of the declension cases: singular             plural nominative genitive dative accusative vocative So, coming to an example … Continue reading

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Where is my helper?

The Help:  I want to go see this movie with my friend when we both have a little more time:  she is studying for her nursing exit exams next week.  It will be an interesting cross-cultural experience: the movie, and … Continue reading

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More Excerpts from My Writing: The Great Potato Famine

Today, your average $4 3 pound bag of potatoes will contain 11 potatoes, making a potato about 35 cents.  If you can find a microwave in a corner convenience store, you can get both warmth and sustenance on the street … Continue reading

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Seed and a User Friendly Backup Program…The first steps

  My main working computer crashed this weekend – not sure what the problem was, but I thought it might be the monitor. I was running the randomize program and upgrading the MAX_ALLOWED_INT to 1800000, and the system crashed, and … Continue reading

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Fixing Some Dog Problems

 Did some work on the bike carrier. Basically got the last set of 4 brackets from the hardware store, and screwed them into the 2 recycled 2×4‘s that I cut, and then attached that to the first section. In terms … Continue reading

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More Excerpts from My Writinig: Inserts into a Newer Prologue

Plants are a fascinating variation on the survival theme.  They can’t move in response to their environment and therefore must be born with everything required to defend and nurture themselves in the environment where they take root if they are … Continue reading

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