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Friday, August 1st, 2014

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12:10a
Who are the people in your neighborhood

So, a while back we realized we hadn't been seeing the neighbors on the north side of the house much lately. Indeed we couldn't think of when we'd seen them at all. They had one car left in the driveway, but nobody seemed to be moving it, and the house stayed dark, and ... there just wasn't anybody there. And then suddenly one day even that car was gone, and we had to wonder whether our new neighbors, who've only been there since January, had left already.

We'd barely had time to start worrying about who the replacements might be --- these weren't as good as our previous neighbor, but when the worst you can say about your neighbors is they don't clean the free weekly paper off the lawn in a timely fashion you're getting off light in the Quarrels With Neighbors department --- when the old neighbors were back again. The car they'd left in the driveway for so long was returned, and then ... well, come to think of it I haven't noticed them since we saw them again.

And then there's the mysteries of the house on the south side ...


This week on my humor blog, the big piece is ``What I Retained From Fifth Grade'', which, to give you a teaser, involves the products of the powerful Science Filmstrips Corporation and of course geology. Also running there since last week and ``Bunny Pirate Raccoons of the Delaware Bay'' a piece I honestly thought would be more liked (maybe it came across too needy?), have been:

If you don't like any of these, maybe someone else will too.

Trivia: The Egyptian calendar started with the months referred to as months 1, 2, 3, or 4 of their three seasons (Akhet, Peret, and Shomu). From about 2500 BC these months received popular names, based on festivals held in them. Source: Mapping Time: The Calendar and its History, EG Richards.

Currently Reading: King Leopold's Ghost: A Story Of Greed, Terror, And Heroism In Colonial Africa, Adam Hochschild.

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