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A Little Learning

is a dangerous thing. Drink deep or taste not of the Pierian spring. – Alexander Pope

A WuFlu rant follows. Sorry, I needed to grouse. Come back tomorrow for non-current-events and lighter topics. 836 more words

Musings And Meditations

Coronavirus Diary 14 - Why thursday's break the routine

If you’re anything like me then by now you’ve established some sort of routine, even if a very slack and boring one.  It’s been over 3 weeks since the official the official notice to not go out unless necessary; 6 weeks since I began properly socially isolating and much longer since life really bore any semblance of normality. 535 more words


The Coronavirus Claims a Folksinger

The Coronavirus Takes Another

John Prine died the other day. Ordinarily, I would not take note of the passing of another entertainment personality, but Prine’s death has taken on a special meaning, for he has died of complications caused by COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus disease. 262 more words

Westworld is here

“Humans fancy that there’s something special about the way we perceive the world, and yet we live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do, seldom questioning our choices, content, for the most part, to be told what to do next.” 548 more words

Popular Culture

Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton

World treasure Dolly Parton is reading bedtime stories on Youtube under the title of Goodnight With Dolly.
Here’s the first one, the classic tale of… 34 more words

Popular Culture

How to Open Your Mind in Times of Lockdown: Some Ideas

I’m probably not the only one who needs cheering up as the lockdown continues. Anyone who likes music, museums, partying, or enjoying the sunshine in your local park will feel the strain caused by being stuck indoors. 378 more words