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Loose Pages

Arranged in no particular order, this page is meant as a place to keep links until I can find someplace to put them — if that ever happens.

Banned from Brother Jon's Public House in Bend, Oregon...

Ukrainian sounds like Polish to an American in Ireland...

Keeping a confidence...

Two curses on the house of men....

Triggers

Notes from The Netherlands...

Notes and scraps...

A couple of beers...

Referring to a group in European versus American English ...

Relax the centuries...

• "Harmless," in Irish English ...

Page-theory files

The Bible is radically untrue.

The limited value of information...

Irish coffee, probably not Irish...

Talking football (soccer) in Ireland...

Universal Housing

• The so-called end of the world

• The Prisoner of Riverside Drive...

Americans and their guns

Renewable-energy memes...

ISP Customer support hangs up the 'phone

• The "birthday paradox," a non-problem generated by a contradiction between mathematics and intuition.

• The "Genius Motor Suit" — best-selling Christmas gift item of 2049....

• A byzantine complexity of ownership in my Kilkenny neighborhood...

• "You look tired."

• Shock — disbelief and silence....

• A mysterious hole appeared in the wall during the night....

• I knew a woman who had a list of 41 qualities that she'd consider a part of the ideal mate....

• I regret I didn't beat them....

Some women will never forgive ....

• Halliburton concentration camps? ...

Amtrak — not a viable mode of transportation.

Nomenclature...

Het nieuws — Occasional news items from the Netherlands

• "Whom do you work for?" — The da Vinci Code, as literature — in one sentence....

Articles of Living Together ....

Britons are healthier than Americans....

• Pushing an ancient, massive safe across downtown Berkeley...

Looking busy — the curse of restaurants...

• If I have to live in a Christian country, let it be Catholic....

• "The Truth" and reality — a page I want to work on more, about a religion that I believed....

Keeping a confidence....

Eason Jordan steps down and sneaks out of CNN — February 2005

• What is the "maintenance fee" at an Irish bank?

Irish kids, amongst the most obnoxious anywhere...

• A business is frequently exactly not what its name implies that it is....

Customer support hangs up....

• "Whom do you work for?" — The da Vinci Code, in one sentence....

Applebix

Low lights over the House: Chandra Levy is missing. — July 2001

Professor of philosophy at Trinity College — A poem in three spoken parts...

• The outrageously magical Jesus