Year 2015

Bozonaut

Bozonaut [Boh-zoh-not] Noun Bozonaut, plural bozonauts1. An erratic, rude or obnoxious driver Word Origin American Slang Bozo (see below) + Greek nautēs “sailor” Bozo noun:1.  a fellow, especially a big, strong, stupid fellow.2. a rude, obnoxious, or annoying personDictionary.com Word origin and history…

Saucers

In the traditional basic place setting there are 5 pieces: Dinner Plates; Dessert Plates; Tea Plates; Bowls; Cups and Saucers. If I consider our kitchen service — the one we use every day — the most frequently used pieces are…

What is Art For …

I recently read What is Art For by Ellen Dissanayake.  The book was originally published in 1987.  It was interesting to me because it asked the question from a Darwinian perspective; how did art contribute to our evolutionary success. In…

Importing Video … again

Eight years ago I transferred my library of home videos to disk. Unfortunately the external, low-cost, you-get-what-you-pay-for Costco-Western-Digital drive subsequently failed, and unrecoverable, all was lost.  Well, I still had the tapes.  After filling a shelf of my bookcase with several…