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I got an unexpected gift of money at Christmas, so I went online and found a hat that I had been looking for, for quite a while.
It's a Russian Ushanka hat, and it's one of the warmest hats in the world. It's made in Canada, from Mouton Sheepskin, which is the warmest fur for wet snow climates like Portland. (It's incredibly soft.) Beaver is the warmest for dry cold, according to the company. more
~ Editor’s Choice – 5 Stars ~
All in all, I vote wholeheartedly for PhraseExpander. Version 4 solved the major issues that I had with it, and I’m now very satisfied with the program. more
~ Editor’s Choice – 4.5 Stars ~
PhraseExpander is my “Editors’ Choice” for text expansion programs. I give it 4.5 Stars and highly recommend it. If you’re a creative writer or a transcriber of medical or legal text, you’ll find your writing tasks flowing more easily with Phrase Expander. more
On that winter night, I went with my lovely bride, Queen Kimmy Sophia, to One Longfellow Square, in Portland, Maine, to listen to some bluegrass music played by Erica Brown and her band (no relation). After that fine event, we walked back to our car, two blocks away. By the time we reached the parking lot, I was in "Full Ague Mode." (Ague is "shivering and shaking chills.") Like FULL AGUE MODE. I couldn't even drive. more
"The Epiphany of Zebediah Clump" won for best "Short Narrative" film, on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at the closing ceremonies of the 3rd Annual Portland Maine Film Festival. The film was written, directed and edited by Peter Falkenberg Brown, a Portland native. The short was Brown's first film and his directorial and acting debut, starring as Zebediah Clump. Brown was presented with a whimsical "Golden Starfish Award." more
~ with Macrium Reflect & Microsoft's Robocopy ~
Have you backed up your data recently? No? Aha! :-). You're not alone, unfortunately. But... don't you want to join the ranks of the Fortunate Few who DO back up their data? Here are two very quick ways to do just that. more
~ a gourmet lobster roll recipe ~
Every lobster roll we ate was the same unattractive mixture of a hot dog bun, cold iceberg lettuce, mayonnaise and varying amounts of lobster meat. We couldn't fault the lobster meat, but the rest of the very expensive "treat" was, in the words of Hercule Poirot, "an uninviting delicacy." more