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December 27th, 2012


A spam recently attached to a long-ago post consists of the following message, plus a url that I did not follow:

"A front door that opens clockwise into the home channels more energy inside."

Is that simple nonsense?  Feng shui? Would that link have led me to builders who would have swapped my opens-outward or anti-clockwise-opening door for a clockwise one?  What energy is channeled inside?  The world provides us with more puzzles to solve every day than an ordinary householder ever needed to think about in the long-ago.

Making the best of it

This from a touching and dramatic story --  http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/too-young-to-have-a-heart-attack/  -- about a woman too young to have a heart attack, who did.  This bit is an irrelevance and threw my attention the wrong way for a moment.

"The night before we left for our summer vacation in Michigan, I accidentally stepped on my Kindle — which, like my heart, I cannot live without — and broke it. Reduced to reading novels on my iPhone, I made the best of it."

I then reached the end of the tale, which draws the moral:

"...people brought dinners and well wishes for weeks on end (not to mention commiseration about trying to read a book on an iPhone, a heart-attack-inducing event if ever there was one)."

I.e., stick to the paper-and-cardboard items, large print if required.