- How To Connect To The Hotel Wi-Fi, last week's big piece, an instructional item.
- Right After Chatting With The Little King, I Have To Imagine as I get bothered by a Henry comic strip.
- Statistics Saturday: Some Chemical Elements Whose Names Sound Fake
- What’s Going On In The Phantom (Sundays)? May – September 2017 (villains get punched)
- Do I Know Too Much About The XFL? (Yes.)
- Mind You, I Still Haven’t Seen The Original Face/Off So Who Am I To Talk? as I notice a gap in pop culture.
- In Which I Just Have To Suppose Someone’s Being Naughty as I looked up Dennis the Menace and couldn't believe what I learned.
- How To Clean A Thing, this week's big instructional piece.
Some more puttering around from the reunion weekend last year:
The main fountain in the Richmond (Indiana) rose garden. Just a really splendid example of making water fall, I thought.
And a detail of the water fountain: that art deco-y eagle(?) perched on the inside of the fountain. I like the style.
And then here's a bit of chainsaw sculpture by the Richmond rose garden.
At the Glen Miller park on US 40 --- the former National Road --- is one of a dozen Madonnas of the Trail, monuments to ``the spirit of pioneer women'' erected in the 1920s by the Daughters of the American Revolution. It also happens to be near the spot of the first toll gate in Indiana, marked on the base of the statue as well as on a historical marker nearby. No, it's not named for the missing bandleader. It's a glen named for original owner John Miller.
bunny_hugger spots someone as she tries taking a photograph of the Madonna of the Trail.
Really interesting pile of late-Victorian house that's seen better days but maybe is being renovated? It's across the street, to the west of the Madonna of the Trail, right where she can glower at it.
Trivia: In 1842 London had eighteen public gasworks and twelve public gas companies, burning about 180,000 tons of coal annually to supply gas to about 134,300 private burners and 30,000 public or street customers. Source: The Age of Paradox: A Biography of England, 1841 - 1851, John W Dodds.
Currently Reading: Creditworthy: A History of Consumer Surveillance and Financial Identity in America, Josh Lauer.