The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

A New Use for Mineral Tack


Mineral Tack is like stick tack. For all I know, it might be EXACTLY like the stick tack I remember from grade school. I was mesmerized by the way the teacher carefully tore off a pea-sized wad and placed it on the reverse of an illustration before she mounted it to the blackboard. Mineral tack is used to secure a specimen to its mount, usually a clear acrylic specimen box. I won’t bore you […]

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My ego wanted to read some of my blog the other day. This line on my Applause, Applause  page got my attention: I will continue my practice of referring to your work in my posts as they inspire me. You do inspire me, in more ways than I can possibly express. I haven’t done that lately. Today, I will make amends. There are two bloggers that you might enjoy if you do […]

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The New Brant Women’s Institute

Margaret Mead

A week ago, Kate Belair and I had our Women’s Institute Information Open House at the Arlington Hotel. It was a huge success with much excitement and delighted feedback. Especially from the women at the provincial head office who came to offer support. Kate and I met with them for dinner ahead of the meeting. “How are you doing?” I asked Kate. “Nervous,” she said. “What if no one comes?” I […]

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Hello. Remember me?

"Rock, Hard Place" Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

If you had to choose between being able to write a blog (but not read others’) and being able to read others’ blogs (but not write your own), which would you pick? Why? via Morton’s Fork. Pft. This is easy. Not that I mean any disrespect to the author of today’s Daily Prompt. Rather, the answer is clear-cut. I’d read. Because that’s what I’m doing these days. Reading. Lurking. And, [gulp] […]

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If we were having coffee…Acronym-Rich Version

Kinda sorta like this.

[On second thought, since it’s HH (Happy Hour)…] …If We Were Having Wine… …I’d tell you about my week. It’s been lively! An unusual, and I must say, welcome departure from what I’m used to. The course work for the MET program is blessedly light and so far, easy. (Forgive me, this week I finally learned the official Northern College acronym for “Mining Engineering Technician.” Three years in and only […]

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Mercury Retrograde

mercury retrograde

I KNEW it! Nothing says mercury retrograde like forwarding an email to a couple of dozen provincial executives with a request that they forward it to their 9000 members in order to respond to an email request from the UK for messages of congratulations regarding their centennial. The problem? That UK email appears to be invalid. Sit tight everyone, prepare for any number of glitches in communication and transportation. Silly delays, misplaced […]

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