Neil (nt) wrote,

I've been working on taxes this afternoon. This has necessitated a lot of digging through file folders for investment records, searching websites for exchange rates, etc. I'm making progress, though I'm not quite as far along as I'd hoped to be. Anyway, I'm going to quit for today.

It is quite wintry here. We had our March in January, and now we are getting January weather in March. The sidewalks are still icy in places, and I've been paranoid about slipping. I hold Lorna's hand while walking, on the theory that four legs are better than two (and also because I like holding her hand).

We went to the library yesterday. Lorna picked out a book on frogs while I browsed through the classical CDs and got another John Crowley book, Ægypt. I'm enjoying this one, too, and while he is not a very prolific author, it's nice to know that there are four or five more of his books waiting to be read.

Sony is coming out with an e-book reader, and the most interesting thing about it is that it uses E Ink, an "electronic paper" display that can be read in bright sunlight and from any angle, much like printed paper. The reader itself is kind of expensive and limited in features, but I could see myself eventually buying a 2nd or 3rd generation version.

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    In Calgary, Exploring the Cultural Side of ‘Cowtown’ (link is to The New York Times) Pretty good article, although I've never seen Calgarians…

  • Broken trees

    A few examples of trees broken by the accumulation of snow, as mentioned in my last post. The snow is gone, but the damage remains.

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    I drove around town today and was shocked at the number of trees that had been damaged by the heavy snowfall earlier in the week. It's too early in…

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