My European readers will likely snicker at my use of the word ‘ancient’ when talking about something from the early 1700’s. Still, that’s about as old as it gets in this country, unless you’re talking about some Native American artifacts. According to the Bostonian Society: “The Old State House, the oldest surviving public building in... Continue Reading →
Today’s one-liner is a lead-in to a much longer story, but some things need to be said. As some of you may remember, I have a few candy dishes on the bookcase near the door to my office. As I was refilling the dishes last Monday, thanks to a sale at Target, one of my... Continue Reading →
If you follow Evelyne Holingue, you are aware that she’s participating in the April A-to-Z thing. A-To-Z calls for a blog post every day in April except Sundays, except April 1st which was a Sunday, and was Easter but still required a post because calendars and math had paper and A-to-Z had rock and…well, you... Continue Reading →
I know many of you already follow Cheryl, and I’ve seen some of your comments on her latest post. I missed it (thanks WordPress for the lack of email) so I want to make sure you don’t. Yes, this is the first time I’ve ever reblogged two posts in the same day (but they’re on the same subject, so…)
One of this season’s most profound and thought provoking episodes of the X-Files calls attention to our ever increasing intrigue, dependence and worship of robotics, electronics and human-less encounters. Watch this clip of the episode; but when you can, catch the entire episode on youtube or the Fox channel app.
While this is not a new concept or fear where artificial intelligence is concerned, this episode adds a new slant on the previous “robots get angry and run amuck” scenario by adding the all-too-human aspect of sarcastic bitter aggression.
Let me just say up front that we are good tippers. We tip the minimum expected for mediocre service and definitely more for exceptional service. Still….it is a ‘tip’. I can still remember my sense of horror as one of my son’s former girlfriends described how she chased a guy leaving the restaurant where she worked, demanding to know why he…
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Pam’s story, hits a little too close to home. For the cause of “research” my Saturday afternoons often look much like Ben’s. I wonder how Pam knew that?
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Ben was paralyzed. He couldn’t move, couldn’t react. He watched in horror as his friend of 30 years was patted down, handcuffed and walked out of the bar in the company of four very official looking men. Four, there were five!
“You can say nothing about what you think you just heard.”
The warning was issued by a quiet, almost friendly voice. But as Ben raised his head to look at the speaker, a chill ran down his back. The man almost seemed to smile. He reached out his hand and picked up the thumb drive that Stan had dropped on the table. Snap, it was gone.
And with a slight tilt of his head, so was the fifth man. Ben inhaled deeply. He felt as if he had been holding his breath for far too long. He started to hear the regular sounds of the bar seeping back into…
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As has become customary here at No Facilities, today’s post has been inspired by recent events and by Linda G. Hill’s special kind of torture know as Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The prompt Linda gave us for this week is: “Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is ‘passive/aggressive.’ Use one, use both, bonus... Continue Reading →
If you’re a fan of Caddyshack, you don’t need to watch the video behind this link. I didn’t embed the video this time. I couldn’t. You’ll understand when we get to the end. Anyway, “Be the Ball” is Caddyshack code for “Lumber Yard Doors” and that’s what I have for you today. Doors from a... Continue Reading →
I said it. Didn’t I say it? Didn’t I just say that you can’t trust spring to arrive in April in New England? I did – I said it on Monday! Technically, I said wrote that post on Saturday night, but I was right. On Monday morning, it started snowing. When I took Maddie out... Continue Reading →
It’s spring, I think. I know the Equinox has occurred, and the days are officially longer than the nights, but spring weather is never guaranteed in early April in New England. The last few years, it hasn’t really felt like spring around here until late May. One sure sign of spring, however, is the presence... Continue Reading →