Monthly Archives: January 2015

  1. English Ode No.1: To Chivalry

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    January 31, 2015 by phicks2012

    While trying to manage simple articles on Period Poetic Forms for my monthly SCA Newsletter: The Equinox, I made it …
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  2. Data Drainage: The Aftermath

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    January 26, 2015 by phicks2012

    Last month I blogged about the downside — if you aren’t independently wealthy or if you have any sort of …
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  3. Sonnet No.10

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    January 23, 2015 by phicks2012

    Occasionally I simply undertake to compose a poem in a particular style, usually intending to publish the verse in my …
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  4. Surfing the Obits?

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    January 19, 2015 by phicks2012

    Have you reached that point in your life where you find yourself wondering if relatives you haven’t seen in quite …
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  5. “Thin Skin”


    January 16, 2015 by phicks2012

    Why is it that some people seem determined to take offense at the slightest thing, and/or to become furious with …
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  6. When Good Vehicles Go Bad/Iffy?

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    January 12, 2015 by phicks2012

    “The Beast” has been a wonderful vehicle. In 1999 when I faced the prospect of trading in my Chevrolet Astrovan, …
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  7. 101 Stupid Ways to Give Yourself a Shiner: Numbers One & Two & Three

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    January 9, 2015 by phicks2012

    Okay, so I could probably really come up with 101 if I really set my mind to it, but suffice …
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  8. Shire! Shire! for January

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    January 5, 2015 by phicks2012

    Time once again to share the attempted merriment with my latest installment of Shire! Shire!, the┬áSCA┬áComic Strip featured for the …
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  9. Stranger Than Fiction, Part Deux: The Furnace Saga Continues


    January 2, 2015 by phicks2012

    Back in June I blogged about a furnace issue, and followers requested a follow-up to this mildly entertaining, if highly …
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