Category Archives: Fun and Games

Halloween Part One

Why waste the early morning of Halloween? Last evening, the Milky Way was brighter than I’ve seen it in years.  (My all-time Milky Way sighting was over Tuxis Island in Madison, Connecticut back in the 1970s.  Light pollution has probably … Continue reading

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And Now…Sega

Yes, I got a Sega Ultimate Portable too.  Essentially a white-and-blue version of the black-and-orange Atari Flashback Portable, it features a somewhat different interface and a completely different game experience.  Like the Atari, it’s a huge amount of fun in … Continue reading

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Adventure and Adventure II

The Atari Flashback is a small device, but packed with the creativity of a decade or more.  I’m tempted to compare a pocket Bible in tiny print with a big pulpit edition.  What really matters is right there at your … Continue reading

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Atari Flashback Review

The Atari Flashback Portable came yesterday, and of course I tried it out till the “low battery” light came on.  I charged it per instructions overnight, and I’ve been having a lot of fun since the wee hours. It was … Continue reading

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Of All Things, Atari

I didn’t quite literally come of age in a bubble of Gregorian chant, Bach, and the poetry of Robert Frost. I really, truly, did live in the 1970s and 1980s. When I was in college, the first computerized games appeared … Continue reading

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Blogs I Can’t Read

Just saw two blogs–one saying the queen should give up her thrown, and another saying that Jehovah’s Witnesses are false profits. Can ewe sea why I’m knot interested in reeding them? Wen a righter cant spell…oh, hell…when a writer can’t … Continue reading

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A Masterwork Turns Fifty

Spin-art painting, Central Park, near the Children’s Zoo, April 29, 1968.  I had other such paintings but they haven’t come to light yet. Spin-art used to be a popular thing. Expressionist.  Definitely expressionist. — Art and text are copyright © … Continue reading

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A Time of Stress

It’s a stressful time. The end of semester looms and much work is needed, urgently, for my professional organization.  On top of it, there have been very difficult funerals (both young men who had no business dying), a delightful wedding, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas Day.  I came home after a very successful Christmas Eve service at the Presbyterian church, and an intimate and joyful Midnight Mass in the village.  Attendance was down at the latter because of storm warnings, but there was … Continue reading

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Prime Dates

Starting tomorrow, we have six all-prime dates left in 2017.  After that, the next year that will be a prime number will be 2027. The dates are November 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, and 29. All numbers in the date … Continue reading

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