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Invention of a Languge October 9, 2015

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Languages are not just pronunciation and vocabularies. They are also grammars, which amount to ways of thinking about the world and making sense of relationships.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Footsteps October 5, 2015

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Our presence in the landscape perishes almost as soon as we leave it. Dexter and Hannah don’t do photographs but relish the information that smells provide. Walking tourists might leave the occasional imprint from their shoes, which does not last, and that is about it.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Day by Day Rain September 26, 2015

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We did not go out much this past week. Most days, with the exception of last Sunday, a gentle rain fell, which for some reason always brings to mind the quality of mercy. However, Dexter and Hannah did not feel twice blessed. There was no evidence that I noticed of whinging. Dogs can be problems at times, but they are not given to common human shortcomings.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – So Far, and So Near. September 20, 2015

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Since it is now Spring, the park was open on Saturday and we diverted up towards the dam. The steepest options were chosen and it proved more demanding than I was prepared for. Dexter and Hannah took it good stride and probably thought nothing of it, other than there was more of interest on the ground.

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The Writ of English, but why is it so? September 17, 2015

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Why do many of us have some many problems with English Grammar? Linguistics tend to blame the traditional grammarians for being too prescriptive, with varying degrees of intensity.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Steeping into September September 12, 2015

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As you may guess, Dexter and Hannah stepped outside again this week for a jaunt on their leads, which went in every direction including the investigations of whatever was discovered on the ground. They are dogs, there life span is somewhat shorter than among fortunate humans.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Spring Arrives September 6, 2015

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Months and seasons seem arbitrary. The seasons especially so. It seems to be that the Wattles have been flowering for some time, and I have tried to capture that phenomenon in photos. So far, I have not heard the cicadas, but they will probably signify summer.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Then Came the Rain August 30, 2015

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Installing Windows 10 proved more than I had envisaged. As a new system, very few people, and of course least of all me, knew what was going on. I would have to say I was totally deluded in relation to system operator and computer drivers. Through a multitude of missteps, and an odd part of good fortune, my system in now reinstalled. I would like to say that I am now reinvigorated, but that seems far from true. I seemed to have drained away.
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Hannah’s 4th Anniversay August 28, 2015

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Hannah made herself at home from the beginning. Now that seems to be four years ago. Where has the time gone? I imagine chances are that her life has improved, possibly a testament to her optimism.
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Windows 10 August 21, 2015

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A good idea perhaps, but I for one am crashed. I am hoping to solve the many problems tomorrow. This may be wishful thinking.

Verbs and Writing August 17, 2015

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This is the written submission I made. Don’t to under any illusion that I know anything about the grammar relating to verbs, or writing. The 300 word limit imposed discipline on extraneous observations, but I made dreadful mistakes, including of word order , which I have corrected here. I just wanted to be done.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Tangents August 8, 2015

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This week we followed a new path to a familiar area. We visited the old mine dam. It was in parts a climb, but we all seemed to be able to take it in our stride. I heard a chain saw and voices through the trees, and it was a good idea to avoid any problems that might otherwise arise.
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70th Anniversary of Hiroshima August 7, 2015

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Yesterday marked the seventieth anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Not content, another atomic bomb, three days later, was dropped on Nagasaki.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Time and Trees August 2, 2015

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I have long understood that Dexter and Hannah move through a different sensory landscape than I experience. Or, maybe, I haven’t in reality being separated from their experiences. I am part of their stopping to sniff what they see, and their behavior is casually observed, often with impatience. We point our cameras at both objects and subjects, and it is an arbitrary distinction.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG – Every Leaf July 26, 2015

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As far as Dexter and Hannah are concerned, there attention can sometimes seem as it is drawn to every blade of grass. There senses often prove more acute, and it is wise to take notice.
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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Any Road July 19, 2015

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I don’t remember having a winter this cold. Sure, this is a limited memory. I have heard stories of other places where it is now and was colder by far.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Here comes the Rain July 12, 2015

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There are no enough responses for the survey to have any credibility, but recently in conversation I have been masking the assumption that Bureau of Meteorology forecasts are accurate. None of my interlocutors have contradicted the assumption.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: JUPITER AND VENUS July 5, 2015

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Apparently it is not uncommon for planetary orbits to seem to merge together. Jupiter and Venus were gradually merging during June unknown to me. Jupiter is twelve times the distance from the Earth than Venus. (I am told that Venus is the larger image.) The convergence occurred on June 30. I had both noticed the two bright objects in the evening sky and it had been brought to my attention. The camera to my surprise was able to catch the images, and in these cases they are not street lights.
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Some Thoughts on the Climate Crisis July 3, 2015

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I posted comments at Catallaxy, to some expected hostility (perhaps understandable since I transgressed into their territory) but mostly in “dialogue” with Bruce of Newcastle. I am re-posting to keep and add links, and to review what I presented.

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FRIDAY NIGHT DOG BLOG: Winter Solstice June 28, 2015

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The Winter Solstice came and went this past week. The Southern Hemisphere expression does not seem to be given the same significance as that in the Northern Hemisphere. It is not associated, for example, with Christmas, the dying sun and the rising sun. Still, it may be expected that the weather might start to get warmer from here on. And what will follow?
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