Category Archives: miscellany

Stacking Pennies

A recent Make : Blog entry points to this strangely fascinating website with pictures of pennies stacked in cantilevered fashion to produce the most amazing structures…

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Clothes Encounters of the Carpetbagging Kind

Here’s one for the why-didn’t-I-think-of-that category: the Laundry Rug Bag, which sells…

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Wrap it and Stick it

If you’re one of those last-minute gift wrappers, you might find this set of gift-wrapping instructions from eHow helpful. They describe the conventional wrapping method as well as ways to wrap oversized and unboxed gifts and some funky ideas alternative wrapping…

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McSweeney’s Lists

McSweeney’s Internet Tendency is one of my favorite things to check out on the web every now and then for a little oddball humor. It’s a perfect site to visit in times like these, when I’m busy, busy, busy with work and family and side projects and various distractions. McSweeney’s is a tiny distraction that doesn’t take a lot of my time. I don’t really know anything about the site or the people who publish the lists, and I’m trying to keep it that way, because some things are better left unknown, and I want this distraction to remain tiny. I do like the lists very much. Two of my favorites are…

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Good Travel Sites

The timing on this entry couldn’t be dumber, since the major travel season just ended a couple weeks ago, but–who knows?–maybe some people are starting to plan their Thanksgiving and Christmas (or Hannukah or Kwanzaa) vacations.
Here are a few websites that might make your travel planning a little easier–or maybe just a bit more fun…

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Merton’s Prayer

As I was flipping through a couple of my old Thomas Merton books the other day, I came across this prayer that he wrote. I remember printing it out a couple years ago and giving it to my students who were about to graduate from high school (it was a parochial school, so no separation of church and state issues there). It seemed especially relevant to their situation in life, but it also seems relevant to just about every situation in my life so far…

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A Few Good Links

It’s been a while since I last dumped a bunch of links on me olde blogge, so I thought now would be a good time to share. Here are a few things I’ve come across…

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Everything I See Is Blue and Green

A couple weeks ago my daughter put on for the first time a beautiful dress that friends of ours had given her. I loved the pattern, and I loved the colors–blue and green. In fact, I decided to redesign my website using the dress as a color palette. Bright greens. Bright blues. Maybe a dash of yellow. All very spring-like. Fresh, youthful, fun…

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Interesting Things – Virtual and Real

A friend recently asked how I find so many cool websites. I’d like to be able to take credit for sniffing them out myself, but almost all of them come from other bloggers who do all the legwork. I just track some of these blogs and keep an eye out for interesting things that they link to. So, here’s my latest installment, gathered from the four corners of the blogosphere…

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Assorted Links

I haven’t been in much of a blogging mood lately, so I thought I’d just dump these links into a single entry rather than writing about anything in particular…

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