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Winter Solstice 2019 Is A Month Away And I Persevere With My One-Man Defiance Of Winter Darkness.

by Anura Guruge


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From 2-years ago.


I will NOT let winter darkness get the better of I. I will prevail. I will defy the darkness, spit on it.

The Winter Solstice, my FAVORITE DAY of the year, is just over a month away.

Yes, the Revels are nearly here to help herald in the momentous day. Yes, of course we are going. Haven’t missed a Revels in decades.

So, I, with the help of rechargeable batteries, prove to the world that darkness can be kept at Bay.

Let there be LIGHT.


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First Thing I Saw On My PC Today — And It Made Me Smile.

by Anura Guruge



I got this, this afternoon at 3:17pm on Fast.com. It was Sunday and the Internet, by its standards, was not as busy as on a weekday.

Made me SMILE.

I am COOL.

TDS must be at least trying to deliver 1 Gig to the house. This is not bad. Given the overheads involved, this is as close to 1G that one should reasonably expect to see on Fast.com.


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IF This Is THE 2019 ‘School Of Excellence’ In NH, I Am Mortified How Bad The Other Schools Must Be!

by Anura Guruge


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Great Schools link for ACS

NH EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION 


This did NOT surprise us. Alton Central School (ACS) is Teischan’s school and Devanee also went there. So, we know ACS well — which is also why both Teischan & Devanee were homeschooled at various times.

We got these September 2019 test results last week. When I saw them I knew that ACS was in trouble — because I know Teischan and if she is this much ahead of the school, the other kids are sunk!


The NH EDies are a SHAM. I think they are a ‘pay for play’ Vanity Plate scheme. Yes, they will argue that their awards take into account more than academics. But, if a school is failing on academics it can’t really have a claim to excellence.

Well the charts above tell everything that needs to be told.

Schooling in NH leaves much to be desired.


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The Latest Round, Or At Least String Of Lights, In My Ongoing Battle To Beat Away Winter Darkness.

by Anura Guruge


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Now that I am on a mission and roll, I am continually adding to my repertoire.

Got a string of eight flame effect lights that we hung on the so called ‘family tree’. Also got some battery-powered LED lights, which can glow white, red or green, for my lamps. So, I can dispense with candles. Yes, I had to order a bunch of rechargeable AAA batteries. The cold kills batteries in days.

Not done yet. The Christmas lights will go up soon.

Let there be LIGHT.


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Robert Charity Of ‘Charity Electric’, Barnstead — One Fine, Dependable, Competent Electrician Serving Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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Robert Charity was recommended to I by a builder in Barnstead — the Dad of a friend of mine. When I had told him that I needed some wiring done, he, with nary a hesitation said: “Robert Charity, of Charity Electric, is your man“. He was dead right.

Robert did the external Cat 7 ethernet wiring I needed to complete my TDS 1 Gigabit installation.

Robert Charity was a delight to deal with from the get go. No messing around. He was responsive, prompt and a man of his word.

He does good work. Very careful, very diligent, very thorough and extremely competent. A son of an electrician (from Mass.) he sure knows his stuff. He is very reasonable too when it comes to pricing. I was very impressed and pleased.

He specializes in backup generators and IF I ever get one it would be from him and no one else.

So, if you are in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and need an electrician call (better still TXT) Robert Charity at 603-833-9204.


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Another Heartwarming Example Of Human Ingenuity — A ‘Snap-On’, On/Off Ice Crampon For Walking Sticks.

by Anura Guruge



Click to access Amazon listing. It should be back in stock soon. I guess I bought the last one.


In my old age and my increasing infirmity I am, these days, never far from a walking stick. You will rarely see me outside without one. At the last count (this morning) I now have seven (yes, 7) active walking sticks stashed around the garage and house so that I can always easily have one at hand.

Given that we live in the arctic circle and winter is here, a big concern is that of I slipping on ice (as I did on February 28) and further damaging my already deteriorating body. So, I went ‘Googling’ on Amazon. I had faith in human ingenuity. Didn’t take long to find the above.

Beyond perfect. The DAMN thing folds up, at the snap of a finger. Brilliant. Love it. Tried it out today. Great.

Isn’t human ingenuity just so GREAT.


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