Monthly Archives: February 2019

Quote for the day

Moving in a milieu that considered homosexuality to be intrinsically bad, and reading theology books that defined it as a sin, for a long time I experienced it as guilt. The path that I chose to leave that guilt was … Continue reading

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A win for the “Oxford comma”

The Oxford comma is the one that follows the next-to-last item in a list, e.g., “I went to the bookstore, the deli, and the doctor.” The comma following “deli” is the Oxford comma, and most of us are taught in … Continue reading

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Disappointing tweet of the day

The Latest: Kremlin says talks at the U.S.-North Korean nuclear summit in Vietnam appear to have failed because the parties proved unwilling to compromise and make concessions. Follow #TrumpKimSummit coverage here: https://t.co/o9HVn77258 https://t.co/EKlDOD7LjX — The Associated Press (@AP) February 28, … Continue reading

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The rights of water bodies?

As a young engineer, w-a-a-a-y back in the Pleistocene, I worked on the design of a dike made of flyash along the edge of Lake Erie. It was a slick and intricate project, technically, and I learned a lot, contributed … Continue reading

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Andy Borowitz scoops the world

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Warns Michael Cohento Leave Lying to Professionals

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