Month: September 2014

Trimming 2014

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We all have annual events in our lives: Birthdays. Income tax. The annual pruning of the radish. Last year I talked about the peculiar events that surround my amateurish (It’s a different shape from every angle; since I tend to view it from the house, I only really care about what it looks like from that direction.) attempts at topiary. This year was no exception – it started when I was sitting on the porch […]

Dairying

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I recently had breakfast at the Insomniac Capriform Cafe. I’ve mentioned (grep tells me) the ICC fourteen (fifteen now) times in the last two years; it’s the only eating-out-place that I’ve talked about that much so you can probably infer that I kind of like it. It’s existence is sort of Albert Einstein’s fault — if ‘fault’ is the right word. It probably isn’t. I’ve mentioned more than once that I spent several years in […]

Seasoning

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To every thing there is a season. So says King Solomon. Also Pete Seeger. But of course it’s not entirely true. Hockey, for example. Hockey is thought of as a winter sport because it’s played on ice and that much ice is a winter sort of thing. Where I live there’s ice on the outdoor rinks for a couple of months a year; when it’s in there’s a continuous hockey game on every rink from […]

Ponying

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So I was in the supermarket standing in front of a wall of hair ‘accessories.’ I’ve mentioned elsewhere that I last visited a hair adjustment professional something over thirty years ago. After that long, things tend to get… that long. Which means that sometimes you need hair manipulation devices. Like when you have to wear a helmet. Or mow the lawn on a hot day. Or walk around town with a tail wind. At times […]