Archive for July 2010

York Mystery Plays

In 2006 we traveled to York, England, to participate in the quadrennial presentation of Mystery Plays.  This was with the International Pipe and Tabor Festival, held that year in conjunction with York’s early music festival.  We (the taborers) worked up music appropriate for the mystery plays, and accompanied them through the streets of the old […]

Canon Wins! Most languages on a warning notice!

We’ve just added a new Canon printer at home.  There’s a one sheet warning notice, with cautions about loading paper correctly – photo paper here, plain paper there. The interesting thing is the number of languages this warning is printed in, filling both sides of the page.  I’m certain of English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, […]

Audiobook Complete: The Great Shadow

Title: The Great Shadow Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Source: Librivox URL: This is a nice little adventure story, set in Napoleonic Scotland and France.  Our hero tells the story from the perspective of old age, reflecting on the happenings of his youth, first love, running off to war, and so on.  The […]

Thoughts on Gambling

Basically, I don’t get it.  There’s more to it of course, but my logical mind doesn’t understand how people can waste their money that way. What spurs these thoughts is a recent experience working “The Money Wheel” for a neighborhood festival.  I looked at how it worked, did a rough estimate of the odds, and […]

Travel Tips – cord management

When traveling with geek toys, packing and keeping track of the connection and power cords gets to be a problem.  Lots of cords come with velcro straps attached, but not all of them.  So what to do? You could buy velcro straps and add them to the cord yourself. Or you could be cheap, and […]