So the other day I took a bunch of text from older (well, older than this one anyway) posts and ran it through a few websites that calculate various readability scores. One of them said that I write at a fifth grade level. Guess that decade in grad school wasn’t completely wasted.
Every parent that has taken an extended car trip with children has recognized a need for something to occupy them. Entertainment. Activities. Distraction. Something. Anything. Anything to prevent (or at least delay) the inevitable bloodbath in the back seat. Or, at the very least, to postpone (it can’t actually be stopped) the not-really-Greek-at-all chorus of “Are we there yet?” Well, are we? I don’t know this because I’ve travelled extensively with children. (I/we have no […]
That’s probably not the right title but it was the first thing I wrote down. I’m not going to change it because I like the thing-that-isn’t-quite-a-pun-but-I-can’t-think-of-a-better-word. For reasons that aren’t clear to me, this is being written while a potty-mouthed musician cavorts about in a wedding dress. (I can’t actually see that unless I bring up the video but I know it’s there.) I will return to this subject. Recently (late March) a WordPress staffer […]
A box of pagers. How cool is that? The answer is, of course, ‘not very’ but that wasn’t clear at the time. At the time it was a box full of unfamiliar technology — hence ‘cool.’ That changed. For many years the computer room had been growing and it was pretty clear that eventually it would need to be formally monitored. Fortunately or unfortunately, though, nobody wanted to open that particular can of worms. At […]
It’s the second week of June and a neighbour just got a delivery of heating oil.