Monthly Archives: March 2015

I like a good movie.

There has been a lot of iconic construction on March the 31st. The Eiffel Tower opened to the public for the very first time back in 1889. I would go into detail, but Google has that well in hand. Today … Continue reading

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The humble pencil

Everything comes from somewhere, and everything has a beginning no matter how mundane. Millions of people every day take standardized tests, or fill out lottery tickets, all using the same yellow #2 pencil. I once did an entire speech back … Continue reading

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The Washington Metro

On March the 27th in 1976 the first segment of the most depressing underground mass transit system that I have ever experienced was opened, the Washington Metro. Considering the date it was designed, and compared to the others that were … Continue reading

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Robots

3-23-15 In another data point on my series about how everything important in the 21st century often finds its roots in the 19th. March the 23rd is the birthday of the obscure writer Josef Capek who was born in Hronov in what is … Continue reading

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Love Coffee

Oh wow, a poem from 2003 that I wrote and don’t hate. Of course, I wrote it for my present wife…..so that might be part of it.   Love coffee   Love is like fresh black coffee The smell invites … Continue reading

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The Queen

1-15-15 January the 15th marks a special day in both history and the life of Cate Blanchet.  The coronation of Queen Elizabeth I took place on this date in 1559. She had officially become queen two months before, upon the death of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas…sort of

1-7-15 Did you know that today is Christmas? At least it would be were it not for Pope Gregory. At the moment, January the 7th marks the celebration of Christmas in the Russian Orthodox Church. The Russian Orthodox Church still uses … Continue reading

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The Pacific Clipper

1-6-15 When people think of 1942, they think of the Second World War, like it was the only thing happening. Sure, it was a big thing, but it was still on the horizon. On this day, January the 6th, the … Continue reading

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The Twelfth Night

1-5-14 After a long period of drunkenness, I am happy to go back to work today at the Robot Farm (where we farm for robots, not where robots farm), if only to dry out for a while. As it turns … Continue reading

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Tolkien praise

1-3-15 January the 3rd is the birthday of J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel) Tolkien, in case you didn’t know, on his day back in 1892 Once again demonstrating how everything important in the 21st century always seems to have its root in the … Continue reading

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