Already acknowledged that I like this particular author’s work, sure, that’s a known quantity. “He was already thinking about the videos he was going to make to teach his baby about calculus when he climaxed.” Excerpt From: Stephenson, Neal. “Seveneves.” HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015-04-15. Pulled a quote for one of the Sisters. “These organizations were staffed by […] read more


“Kramer! Quick – I need a hug.” Aries, know her from the rock shop in Austin, and that was in San Antonio. “You’re the most normal guy today.” #Bexar […] read more

San Antonio Coffee

Starts with some piloncillo sugar. There’s a reason for this choice, the recipe for San Antonio Coffee is based on Cafe Cubano, “Cuban Coffee,” or “Cuban Espresso.” Name varies, with definition, but that’s basically espresso with teaspoon – or more – of raw sugar. See Capricorn. In some circles, this is panela, raw sugar derived […] read more

Marshall Revisted

Previously noted, mine goes to 11, with an image here. Prompted by an item out of the retail feed, about a new “Portable Marshall” on sale, soon. Like this? Marshall Stanmore Bluetooth Stereo Speaker Black After playing with one of those in the Apple Store, I had to have one. Only, I got a real […] read more

At the Bookstore

Recently, while wandering in and among the aisles of the last remaining big box bookstore, I happened across a section of “classics,” branded as such and published, looks like in-house, by the store’s parent. The layout of the books, trade paperback, suggested that the actual content, the text of the textbook, was material drawn from […] read more

Door Into Summer

Two copies of the classic, The Door Into Summer… Weird to find two copies of the text in my library, but there it is. One with heightened emotional content, and one with obvious historical value to me. Finally, there’s a third copy, nowhere to be found, that was spare I picked up for a transatlantic […] read more

Role of Libraries

So what is Role of Libraries in the digital age? I got lucky, growing up, there was one public library, I still recall the juvenile science fiction, a tiny corner, tucked away. Singular memory, floating free, the look of library-bound copies of books, the smell of a rose-oil librarian, and books. Dust. These days, I […] read more

St. Botolph

June 17 is St. Botolph’s Day. What’s that mean? St. Botolph (via Semi-official Catholic version. Thin pickings. Thin indeed. I was looking for the entry, I used to have an image of a St. Botoloph’s Church, think in London, but the image eludes my grasp, now. Best I got, thus far, St. Botolph’s Feast […] read more

Tracking Your E-mail

Talking with an Aquarius client the other afternoon, I was listening to tales of how the client’s customer had opened and read an e-mail message three or four times, in the course of an afternoon. To me, this is is an invasion of privacy, and I have a very clear guideline for privacy, see the […] read more

Hurricane preparations

As suggested by the Texas Department of Public Safety. My own version, earlier. Current version? Looks much the same. Boxes with books, candles, canned food, bottled water. Heavy weather, not long ago, made me remember. What would I grab, if I was forced to evacuate? Drop a tablet (iPad) into a canvas shoulder bag, my […] read more

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