Friday, February 27, 2009

Interesting but utterly useless fact

Yesterday in HIST 3031: History Theory and Practice, the professor was showing us some of the Norfolk port records that she worked with.

And true to form, I found an interesting, though utterly useless fact (or datum) on the sheets that I was examining.

On the "Return of Inward Entries" on 26 January 1786, there was the following:

Ship: Rising Sun
Master: Wm. Westcott
Owner: Virginia
From Whence: Martinique
Tons: 80
Cargo: 27 hogshead rum

Of course, it is only interesting to me because of my interest in a certain Order. To anyone else, it would have just been another piece of trival data not worth noticing. Funny how the Order has warped my brain, isn't it?

Friday, February 20, 2009

College newspaper articles

For those of my readers who are curious about what type of articles I have drifted into writing for the college newspaper, I have republished two of them on Associated Content.

What is Divination Addiction?

What Your Sun Sign Says About Your Study Habits

Friday, February 13, 2009

Denver Reiki Circle

Denver (Capital Hill) Reiki Circle

Free, kid friendly.

Where: Capitol Hill Community Center
(Annex Building around the eastern back area of the lot)
1290 William St. Denver CO 80218
(That is right next to Cheeseman Park.
One needs to be careful here; it is easy to make a wrong turn
and get lost driving around Cheeseman Park.)

Starts at 7:00 pm, ends at 9:00 pm.

February 18
March 18
April 15

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Why I moderate comments

Today, I was reminded of why I moderate the comments on my blogs (just like I would moderate posts on a public forum).

For some reason, when people realize that you are running a successful blog, they decide that posting advertisments and spam in your comment section is good business for them.

Now, I am not sure about any of my readers, but I do not need to see such nonsense in my comment section. It is bad enourgh that I have adsense on my blog according to some. I once had a person tell me that he, and his friends, would never read my blog ever again because I had adsense on it. Something about my credibility being questionable due to the fact that I had ads on my site.

It made no sense to me at the time; it still doesn't. I think that most of my readers know that I am a freelance writer. At least, I keep the ads subtle on my sites and blogs. Some people never ever notice them.

And I am open about what I am doing. I am not running around putting ads for my pages in someone else's comment section. If I leave a comment on your blog, it is because I read your entry, not because I am trying to get more business.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Open Full Moon Dates for 2009

Hearthstone Community Church

Open Full Moon Dates for 2009

Feb 6
Mar 13
April 10
May 8
June 5
July 3
July 31
Sept 4
Nov 6
Nov 27

There is no OFM for December 2009.

Meets at the First Unitarian Church
at 14th and Lafayette, Denver Colorado
Doors open at 7 pm.
Ritual starts at 7:30 pm.