Andy's Blog

Invasion of the 4-H Club!

 At the get-go I must tell you that I remember my pre-literate self. I really do.  Back in the early 1960s, kindergarten was for learning to count and reciting the alphabet to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Ah! vous dirai-je, maman, for...

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A Day in the Life of James Madison

I was at a reception on a riverside screened-in patio somewhere in South Georgia, a convivial, countrified place that was bedecked with old pressed-metal advertising signs. Right next to a Coke-bottle-shaped thermometer (in mint condition), I spied one of those old-timey,...

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Perpetual Calendars

Now, I shall speak of time and the marking of time. Once I may have said, "the keeping of time," as in, "My granddaddy's watch keeps good time," but that's a misleading verb, isn't it?  Time is not kept; it continues to pass as the watch ticks. I do not have trouble pondering the space-time...

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