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Friday, February 20th, 2015

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3:59p
Comfy kitty
Lightning thinks we put all these blankets and pillows there just for him. Only his due, you know.

Hold the pea

The Prince
Hold the pea
4:10p
You learn something new every day
In re-reading Tolkien's own lecture notes on Beowulf, I found something I already knew: Wes hal (short for wes þu hal = May you be in health) is simply the polite greeting in Old English. And I also knew that that is the ultimate source of wassail. What I did NOT know is that the typical Old English toast when proferring a tankard of ale was Beo þu bliðe (= Be thou blithe). Which I think will make a fine response the next time Kevin raises a glass in my direction and starts spouting in Irish, Slainte agus saoghol agat!
7:27p
This place holds a piece of my heart
I've been moving old pix from my hard drive to a jump drive for storage. Checking to make sure they all transferred, I randomly opened one from five years ago. Wow, I thought, I didn't realize how striking that was!

This is Lake Weimer at my old Scout camp (now a mountain biking park), seen from the inflow just under the highway embankment. But on this April day, just beautiful.

Lake Weimer

On the shores of old Lake Weimer

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