Gone round the Bend

Bent boardwalk in Bend

Hello. (*tap tap*) Is this thing still on? Oh, hi. I’m glad you’re here. I thought I should check in, y’know, see how things are going.

Did I mention we’re living in Bend (Oregon) now? It may have slipped my mind. Long story short, we moved from Medford to Bend and, being budding nomadicists, we moved within Bend once more.

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Gray, grey

Good Grief in Grey

I have always been confused about the correct spelling of gray/grey. I’ve seen both and yet have resisted doing the research to answer which one I should use. The resistance comes because I suspect gray is more correct, but I like grey better. It turns out, either one is correct! Gray is more common in the U.S. and grey is…

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Fractals for the fun of it

Fractal Graph in A minor

For fun, I’m going to brazenly steal from another A to Z blogger, BuddhaKat, and post some of the fractals I’ve made over the years. Fractals are mathematical constructs, but there is software available that lets the user create visual fractal patterns without necessarily knowing anything about the math. For the following fractals I used the program Ultra Fractal, and…

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A to E: This is the end

Multiple choice answer sheet

I got up on the wrong side of bed this morning. That’s a strange figure of speech. I always get up on the same side of the bed. How can the same side be right one day and wrong the next? Actually, that’s not so hard to imagine. In a multiple-choice test, (A) might be the right answer one time…

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Decisions, dream-places, deuteragonist

Decisions, decisions. So many D-words, so little time. Since I had a hard time picking a particular word, I’ve decided to include more than one. I think it’s okay, though, since I’ll do none of them justice so it will all balance out. —– Dream-places. Once in awhile, I’ll have a dream about a place that feels so familiar, it…

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Cerulean (color)

Cerulean Blue

Cerulean. This post is really just a celebration of the word itself. Pronounced \sə-ˈrü-lē-ən\, the word is smooth, silky and soft. Every vowel, every consonant plays its role, none hiding in silence. It’s a beautiful word, too. It starts with the softly curved C in its soft voice and eases into the second, strongest syllable, before the tall L partitions…

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BlogFestivus 2012 Day 9: Rudolph

BlogFestivus 2012

The leader of The Resistance sent out the word: Now! And so it began. Dancer’s own role was simple. He watched ESS headquarters through binoculars to make sure no one came or went who was not part of the Resistance. But after two hours of watching, Dancer’s eyes were glazing over. Who knew a revolution could be so boring?

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BlogFestivus 2012 Day 8: Blitzen

BlogFestivus 2012

Within three days of the posting of the edicts, all those who were rebellious, contrary and those who simply loved gum too much had been dealt with by the ESS. All but one. Blitzen loved gum. He loved the taste and the texture. He even loved how he could form it into shapes like silly putty or stick it to…

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