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Monthly Archive: December 2008

Dec 31 2008

Happy New Year!

Thank you all, all of you, for 2008. I could not have envisioned a better year if I had been able to plan it all out for myself in advance. I have tried putting a year-end thank-you to verse, but it was all just too trite and nasty, not representative of the deep gratitude I …

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Dec 31 2008

The Year In Cities

I am not one to often do memes(It’s just so hard to rhyme them, it seems)But this one I’ll tryCos the year that’s gone byHas been better than even my dreams! So, Chad Orzel at Uncertain Principles (love that dog!) propogates a meme: list the places where you spent at least one night in 2008 …

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Dec 30 2008

The Digital Pack-Rat, Vol. 8

Evangelists were happy for the economic downturn–it drives people to religion! Gee, it’s almost like their god makes people miserable so that they can turn to… him for help? It’s nice sometimes, to pray for GodTo intervene and save us;So gather all together andSing praises to His name!It’s nice to be reminded byThese troubles that …

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Dec 29 2008

And you think *I’m* obsessive!?!

…just in case any of you have any free time at all (I currently do not–5 big projects all with the same due date: this Wednesday), I thought I’d share a great place to get completely lost in productive obsessive-compulsive behavior. Ok, you might have noticed I have a tendency to write things in verse. …

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Dec 27 2008

Beautiful!!!

Much too busy to write right now. But I thought I’d share this beautiful new Digital Cuttlefish! Now all I have to do is decide how to use it! New banner? Signature? I have to do something, so it is familiar when it graces the cover of volume 2, whenever that comes out! Any of …

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Dec 24 2008

Happy Christmas To All Of You (From Your Atheist Friend)

I just got a nice “Merry Christmas” this morningFrom someone who calls me his “atheist friend”;He jokingly added, as if for a warning,His greeting was truly not meant to offend. He assumed that an atheist hated this season,Or else he was joking, or just didn’t see;He was wrong, though, that’s certain, whatever his reason–Cos Christmas …

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Dec 24 2008

Happy Cephalopodmas!

It’s still plenty of time till the plunder–I mean “morning of childlike wonder”But it’s such a big EarthThat, for instance, in Perth,It’s already Christmas Down Under. (I have recently been accused of being too snow-focused this squidmas, what with the song lyrics and all. So here’s a special Cuttlemas greeting for my dear friend Podblack …

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Dec 22 2008

Cuttlefish!

Ah… XKCD has done it again! (and of course my formatting screws it up–click image for the full comic!) A cuttlefish learns, so amazing quickly,And oh so incredibly much—We’ve figured out chemistry, quantum mechanics,Biology, Physics, and such;We could, if we chose to, go traipsing through wormholesTo galaxies light-years away;But frankly, there’s something more baffling to …

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Dec 20 2008

Christmas Song, Revisited (sheet music!)

Ok, so in putzing around trying to find a way to put music here, I found a wonderful way to procrastinate! Finale NotePad has a 30-day trial period that is fully functional–with enough patience, a non-composer like myself was able to pretty much get my song down the way I hear it in my head… …

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Dec 19 2008

The “War On Christmas”, Explained.

So it’s Christmas—my Christmas—my secular day;The Supreme Court decided it must be that way.As a secular holiday, Christmas can stay,With department-store Santa Claus, there on display,Or with Rudolph, or some other TV cliché,And your photograph taken in front of the sleigh. If you want, you can use this occasion to pray;Even atheists know such behavior’s …

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