Tired of being chilled

I have spent nearly the entire day trying to warm up to where I was under the blankets this morning. Socks, slippers, tee shirt under button down… the only reason I am not wearing long johns is both of them are in the wash at the moment. I was working in the bedroom with a blanket on my lap and a stocking cap on my head most of the afternoon.

I am ready for more spring than we have gotten so far.

Photo by Alex on Unsplash


Dear corporate webmasters,

You know how you all decided to remove the article timestamp from your corporate blogs, as a way of maintaining traffic to old articles you do not have time to keep updating? It might work.

But your website is now relegated to the “yah, maybe, a long time ago” cob-web class of resource.

No one accepts that kind of an article as an authority. It is really good evidence of out-of-date bad advice. It is now my number one question when someone says “But so-and-so says such-and-such.” “Yah? what’s the date on that article?” “Doesn’t say.” <click trash>

But I remember companies which keep spreading undated crap, and avoid them like influenza.

Civic duties

Copyright © 2013 Wayne and Elizabeth Saewyc

One of the responsibilities of a citizen, in Anglo-American judicial systems, is to participate, when requested, as a juror.

My number has come up in Marshall County, Minnesota. Continue reading “Civic duties”


…just as a follow up to the last post, my application has arrived in their mail room. Not that I am anxiously following this process, or have the myriad of “where is my application in the process?” contact methods bookmarked. No, not that. Uh-uh. <fingers drum desktop>

Agricultural vs. Urban seasons

A wall mural of a circular abstract face beaming on the city.
Photo credit: Daquella Manera, sourced from The Art Around Us on Flickr, originally sourced from Albus Cavus’s website (currently 404)

Increasingly disconnected from the natural rhythm of the year, people huddled in cities insist the the seasons begin and end at the solar points of the year, winter and summer solstices, spring and fall equinoxes.

In practice, the seasons are all about farming. Continue reading “Agricultural vs. Urban seasons”

Alas, I have succumbed to the lure again…

Every year they send me spam, especially now around the holidays. Sometimes it is information on how to register to vote. More often it is a beg for money. Most years it just gets added to the spam list.

Every so often, hopefully, I click on the ‘unsubscribe’ link.

It never works. Next year it is there again.

It is nearly enough to make me swear off voting.