Spring is near! The German mnemonic: “Drei-drei-drei bei Issos Keilerei” (three-three-three at the battle of Issus) will pop to the forefront of my mind every time I see anything associated with ‘333’, in which year Alexander the Great defeated the Persian ruler Darius III in the Battle of Issus. This event, the first of three […]Read more "Triple Three Triangle without Persians"
http://www.railscafe.com The Ides of February saw us in Kerrville for a lovely, pre-valentine dinner at one of our favorite restaurants there, ‘Rails’. Yes, if one still uses the pre-Julian calendar, which fell out of fashion in 45 BCE, then the Ides of February fall on the 13th, Valentine Eve. However, it’d be a little tricky […]Read more "Yo-Yo Weather"
Let’s talk about distances. Distances and appointments. They often don’t mesh well when you dwell in the Western Hill Country, where the moon rises in a pastel blush and the stars sparkle even on slightly overcast nights; where foxes’ shadows flit between low juniper bushes and coyotes sing you to sleep. Yesterday morning my double-alarm, […]Read more "Moonlit Nights and Many Miles"
I am completely baffled by all those missing hours in my days. As a pensionada, a retired person, could one not expect to have days stretching out endlessly, blissfully? Shouldn’t it be difficult to fill all those work-free hours with activities? Instead the hours of my days are shrinking into mere minutes, while that second-hand […]Read more "My Space Time Continuum and Immigration"