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Skidompha Public Library Visiting the Skidompha Public Library Book Shop
~ in Damariscotta, Maine ~
Peter and I love books. It's an addiction. Whenever we go out for the day, if we see a second hand book store we have to stop. more
Goodbye Ague! Hello Snow Mantra!
~ I’m finally warm in the warmest coat in the world
My father and my aunt both had Raynaud's disease, which made their fingers turn white in the cold. Mine don’t do that, but my body doesn’t like the cold at all—not one little bit. more
The Significato Journal is Now a Mobile-First, Responsive Website!
~ with a restructure of content categories
We are very pleased to announce that the Significato Journal is now a fully mobile-first, responsive website! After zillions of hours of work, done during evenings, weekends, and days off, over a period of months, I was able to . . . more
Peter and the Christmas Russian Hat
I got an unexpected gift of money at Christmas, so I went online and found a hat that I had been looking for, for quite a while.

It's a Russian Ushanka hat, and it's one of the warmest hats in the world. It's made in Canada, from Mouton Sheepskin, which is the warmest fur for wet snow climates like Portland. (It's incredibly soft.) Beaver is the warmest for dry cold, according to the company. more
Capsule Review: PhraseExpander 4 is a 5-Star Program
~ Editor’s Choice – 5 Stars ~
All in all, I vote wholeheartedly for PhraseExpander. Version 4 solved the major issues that I had with it, and I’m now very satisfied with the program. more
Cookie the Penguin Cookie the Giggling Penguin
The cutest little boid in the woild.
“Cookie is a ‘Little Penguin’ and the mascot of the Zoo Bird House [at the Cincinnati Zoo.] I shot this video while working there as a Guest Keeper for book research and for my blog, Parrot Nation.” (Patricia Sund) more
PhraseExpander Review:
Superlative Software for Busy Writers
~ Editor’s Choice – 4.5 Stars ~
PhraseExpander is my “Editors’ Choice” for text expansion programs. I give it 4.5 Stars and highly recommend it. If you’re a creative writer or a transcriber of medical or legal text, you’ll find your writing tasks flowing more easily with Phrase Expander. more
You Shall Not Pass, Dog You Shall Not Pass, Dog
We usually think of dogs picking on cats, but this is the reality! more
The Warmest Coat in the World: The Snow Mantra by Canada Goose The Warmest Coat in the World:
The Snow Mantra by Canada Goose
On that winter night, I went with my lovely bride, Queen Kimmy Sophia, to One Longfellow Square, in Portland, Maine, to listen to some bluegrass music played by Erica Brown and her band (no relation). After that fine event, we walked back to our car, two blocks away. By the time we reached the parking lot, I was in "Full Ague Mode." (Ague is "shivering and shaking chills.") Like FULL AGUE MODE. I couldn't even drive. more
Baby Elephant Plays in a Pool Baby Elephant Plays in a Pool
Every baby likes to cool off on a hot day! more
“The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump”
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