Category Archives: language

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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