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D.F. FActi

dear elaine,
merry merry saturnalia and christmas. ho ho.

'have a fat orange cat on my lap. nameed george - but he's not like THOSE georges.

cooked all morning. of to my nephew's where i'll cook some more.

hope you all are happy and healthy on the mountain.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Wow! Merry Christ---Pegasusmas to you, too!

Chris was very sick the last five days so I cancelled our feast. Alas.


Merry Christmas, Elaine!

I am alone today and enjoying using the time to catch up on your blog. I've missed reading it for quite a while.


Elaine, o/t, but I wanted to call your attention to a fairly new blog that has been getting a growing number of readers. It was started by a man who was growing impatient with Juan Cole's reporting on the Middle East, where he was seeing a number of errors in translation and meanings missed in what Cole was reporting that different newspapers there were saying.

Here it is: http://arablinks.blogspot.com/

The blog is called Missing Links.

The blogger is known as Badger. He's a linguist, a thoughtful and careful person, very perceptive. He's probably associated with an American university.

In my opinion, his blog is the best resource available for sorting truth from propaganda.

You might want to take a look.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Thank you, Rosemary.

Actually, I have been aware of that blog for a while. There is one thing I avoid, actually, and that is over-finetuning things. Namely, if one looks too closely at the trees, one can't hear a tree fall in the forest, so to speak. Heh.

People all over the web make all sorts of complaints about translating this or that, I ignore most of that. Everyone uses language to evade the truth, this is normal for all humans. We need to run away from things somehow which is why 'plain speaking' is such a disaster (another heh).

I really don't care about which faction is killing whom, I do like to see oddball stuff and this usually jumps out at me via the mainstream news of all places mostly because they are so innocently ignorant of what they are reporting, they don't hide stuff too well (accidentally, totally accidentally).

Grizzled Adams

Another Solstice has passed.........we survive..........Hope you and yours have had a merry time of it. Keep up the good work.

LUV Griz


You folks in California should come to Idaho or Nevada, such as Arnold has, during any high tide and winter solstice event.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

You forgot to say, 'Break a leg'. Heh.

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