Category Archives: language

Dad Jokes

The pillion rider asked me what I wanted for Father’s Day. How about some Dad jokes. It is coming up on two years since we last played parents hanging out with our daughter and cooking her favorite foods. We are … Continue reading

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Wild Coasts, The northern edge of South America

We spent over three weeks traveling through the Guyanas (in colonial days called French Guyana, Dutch Guyana, British Guyana).  Today, they are Guyane, a department of France, Suriname, and Guyana. This is the unique linguistic enclave of South America where … Continue reading

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A couple of words about Melbourne

We have been in Melbourne for a week.  So many interesting things to see and do at so many different levels.  Instead of posting a handful of photos, this post tries to capture a number of contrasts from two short … Continue reading

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RTW01 1980-81

In 1980, my company, NCR Comten, sent me to NCR Japan for software support of the first installations of our Networking Communications Processor.  Recently, a reply to my comment in Cook the Beans blog reminded me of that trip and … Continue reading

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Panama: Three Things

We spent almost a week in Panama, flying from Barcelona via Frankfurt on Lufthansa. We did three really touristy things that every traveler should see.  Rather than do it all in a day on a tour bus, we went by … Continue reading

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Teapot at Alexander Tamanyan Park

Just for fun. I’m a little tea pot short and stout, this is my handle, this is my spout. … Well, Gosh. I’m just a sugar bowl.

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Transformers in Sofia

Art students of Sofia, Bulgaria have transformed the ugly green boxes (found in most cities) housing electrical transformers and telecommunications wiring. I love the word play on transformed transformers between Sofia and Podgorica transformers.

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FYROM (Purple Rain in Macedonia)

Back in April when we looked at the Google map of the Balkans, I found Skopje as the capital of FYROM. Later, I discovered this was an abbreviation for Former Yugoslavian Republic Of Macedonia. This unwieldy name stems from Greece’s … Continue reading

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Reality Check?

This weekend was one of those artistic moments where everything seems to synchronize together.  I have been reading The wind-up bird chronicle by Haruki Murakami.  Friday night, we attended the play, These Shining Lives at Normandale College.  Today, we watched the Video … Continue reading

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Tom Swifties

My two originals are: “There’s no word with all the vowels,” said Tom, unquestionably. “I can’t find a word with the vowels in order,” said Tom, facetiously.

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