God And His Pope, Francis, Have Some Fun Today, Playing With The Wind. If You Are Thinking “Looks Like A White Hood”, Shame On YOU.
by Anura Guruge
>> God, not Al Gore, invented
>> the Internet — Jan. 23, 2014.
>> Francis and ‘share the wealth‘
>> — Nov. 26, 2013.
>> Francis is VERY CHEAP
>> — Dec. 4, 2013.
>> Francis’ GOLD pallium pins
>> — July 28, 2013.
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by Anura Guruge
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I was out shoveling for 90 minutes this morning. Deanna, though she shouldn’t, came out to help. It was good. Very invigorating. Felt pumped when I finished. Really feel bad for folks who don’t get a chance to get out in the snow and do some serious shoveling. My favorite exercise. I do prefer it to ‘running’. Well, no chance that I will be doing any running in the near future. Have at least 5 days of shoveling just to get the current load of snow under control. So I will be out again tomorrow morning and do 70 to 90 minutes.
We have had a LOT of snow. Pretty impressive and quite pretty.
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by Anura Guruge
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I have been reading American car magazines for 25 (+) years not so much because I am into cars but because I love the very free-flowing, avant-garde, ‘no holds barred’ style of the writing. You hadn’t noticed? Have you read an American car magazine of late. It is like they bend over backwards to be original, provocative, irreverent and clever. All the things I so ardently wish that I could capture in my writing. That is why I have been reading these car magazines for so long — albeit, alas and alack, to no avail, since I still fail, miserably, to reach their apparently effortless style.
Of late I have also been reading Alton Central School (ACS) “Superintendent’s Blog”, by the redoubtable, William (Bill) Lander Esq., for the same reason — I am so much in awe of its easy, near Pepysian, with a touch of Chaucer, style, not to mention its piquant profoundness occasionally spiced with biting humor.
[That the JOKER in charge of the ACS Website calls this outstanding blog, ‘BLANDER‘, in the URL is no laughing matter. Check it out. This is the URL:
There is nothing BLAND about this blog or Mr. B. Lander. Given that people make fun of me and my name incessantly, I don’t like it when people pun with other’s name. So, I always correct her, and then get shouted at, when she calls him ‘Will Slander‘ and claims that it was a slip of the tongue. It is a shame that nobody at ACS reads this stupid blog because they really should change that URL so that it doesn’t say ‘blander’. Maybe it should end: ‘billysblog’. That is bland enough.]
Anyhow, this ad was on page 137 of the September 2013 issue of “Motor Trend“. No, no. I don’t buy and U.S. car magazine. I don’t have the money. I pick them up, for free, at the dump or the Alton Library discarded magazine bin. It doesn’t matter to me how old they are. Oh, I nearly forgot. I learn so much from those magazines too, just as I do from the B. Lander blog. Honest, until yesterday I did not know what ‘haptic‘ meant. What can I say. English is my second language and I strive everyday to get better acquainted. Haptic. Beautiful word. Love the meaning. I am into haptic.
NH Executive Council District 1 Map — In Terms Of The ‘Red & Blue’ Towns Won & Lost By Obama In 2012.
.by Anura Guruge
>> Mike Cryans ‘Constituent Service’
>> YouTube video — Feb. 18, 2014.
>> Mike Cryans outstanding
>> replacement for Ray Burton
>> — Feb. 17, 2014.
>> Ray Burton passes away —
>> Nov. 12, 2013.
It has proved to be a very popular Web resource heavily accessed — quite a few times by people thinking about moving to N.H.
Now that District 1 is in play, to replace dear Ray Burton, I got to thinking how District 1 fares in this ‘Red & Blue’ map. So I went ahead and drew in the, what I think of as the ‘Ray Burton Wall’, N.H.’s ‘Maginot Line’. It was a worthwhile exercise. It is a HUGE district. Fascinating red-blue split. Counting the towns alone does you nothing. It is the populations that count — and a lot of the red town around THE Lake have a lot of snowbirds. Very interesting. If I had the time I can pull up the populations and do a fairly decent ‘Nate Silver‘ on this but I don’t have the time. This map, as it stands, will have to suffice. Must finish my latest pope book.
by Anura Guruge
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Deanna had seen this and wanted me to post it.
She says that we have the dogs and the lake, i.e., Halfmoon — and all that we are missing is an elephant!
While I would love an elephant I am not sure how practical it would be in Alton. It might be too cold. Plus not sure whether it will qualify per the very stringent covenants we have on this road as a ‘common pet’. Also not sure how practical it would be for me to take an elephant running up Prospect Mountain Road. I know they can run, at speeds, for short distances. Not that I run fast, but not sure whether an elephant will keep up with us going up the hill. Had never thought about that. Maybe its stride is so large that it could. That would be quite a site wouldn’t it — 4 of us trotting up Prospect Mountain.