Category Archives: Reality is a Harsh Mistress

Traffic

What the hell is going on? Did the population of this area suddenly triple in the last sixty days? Used to be I could leave work at 5:30 and more or less coast all the way into Philadelphia where I … Continue reading

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Novus

Novus Ordo Seclorum In the grand scheme of Latin phraseology I’ve always been more partial to things like Oderint Dum Metuant and Re Vera, Potas Bene. Funny how life can continue to surprise you even when you think you’ve got … Continue reading

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Kyklos

Grammy died on Mardi Gras. She was the center of the party right to the end. Even on the last night, she held on while her family gathered around her laughing and joking. When the party was over and people … Continue reading

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Conservation

I don’t know where I heard it but I’ve had stuck in my head for a while that life and death are a soul for soul kind of trade: conservation of energy, one out, one in and all that. Kind … Continue reading

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Climatology

At last report, officially 26.7 inches was measured at Philadelphia International Airport, 3.5 inches more than was reported for the Dec. 19-20 storm and second all-time behind only the 30.7 of Jan. 7-8, 1996. Before this winter, Philadelphia had never … Continue reading

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