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Get Rail

The Vermont Fire and Building Safety Code requires that all stairs have a fully graspable rail – that is, one you can wrap your hand around all the way, if your hand is big enough. 263 more words


Waiting for the 'Wear it Out'

There comes a point in time when something that’s potentially embarrassing becomes an exciting challenge, and I’ve hit that point with these socks.

I’ve had these socks for a long time–probably a good 12 to 15 years, although time is relative because there were many years that I avoided wearing them in favor of other socks. 422 more words


Friday's answers

Thanks to Teletext and Rob for posing Thursday’s questions.

If they’ve stumped us all they can claim a virtual chocolate cake by leaving the answers below.


Thursday's quiz

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Anyone who stumps everyone will win a virtual chocolate cake.


Crowded Thoughts

Chaff dialogues are replacing the old-fashioned amiability

Now it is the privilege of delivering speeches of vacuous senses

The multitude is diverted towards the source of solitude… 74 more words


Diversions #4: Subversive Pastimes: Constructing and Cultivating a Floating Allotment

The outbreak of social protest in 1830 has been recognised by a number of scholars as the spark for the national movement for allotments. Embittered and hungry labourers destroyed agricultural machinery and set fire to haystacks in what is known as the Swing riots and links the organised allotment movement to political protest. 676 more words


Friday's answers

Thank you Teletext and J Bloggs for posing the questions.

Should you have stumped us all you can claim a virtual batch of chocolate hazelnut biscuits by leaving the answers below.