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New book coming out 7 September

Quiet Desperation, Part 1 on Smashwords I know I need to be actively marketing this but I’m a little shy about putting it on favebook–it’s scary–very personal–the word document comes to about 120 pages of my life–some of which was … Continue reading

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Python Ciphers

Three ciphers I have implemented in python: Beaufort Cipher in Ascii This is the famous historical Vigenère-like cipher, but encrypts letters,  numbers, and punctuation; also capable of using numbers/punctuation in the key. This algorithm use the key to generate a … Continue reading

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I have been wondering about this plant for years, because one day it suddenly seemed to show up on the back patio, growing through cracks in the pavement.   Now, not only have I identified it, I have eaten it. Here in Brazil it … Continue reading

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Kindle editon of my mother’s recipes

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Selected Recipes of My Mother

I Published on Nook today…tomorrow it should be on Amazon

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Lonomia Caterpillar

  Yesterday we literally had to pry about five of these off the goiaba tree as they were eating leaves. Solange accidently brushed her arm against one & screamed in pain. Although the photographs of Lonemia obliqua I’ve found on the internet … Continue reading

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Christmas in November

“If I could work my will,” said Scrooge indignantly, “every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips [before Thanksgiving], should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.  He … Continue reading

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Asperger’s Symbol

Found this on Wrongplanet last night: A possible symbol for Asperger’s Syndrome: ✻ The “Teardrop-Spoked Asterisk”, Unicode character U+273B HTML Code: ✻ Possibilities for jewelry, clothes, etc.  I was intrigued.

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Chocolate & Heat

The weather has been getting hotter…I ‘needed’ to buy some chocolate & all the chocolate bars at Supermercado de Sao Paulo were soft, like they’d been sitting out in the sun. No air conditioning there except for freezers & coolers…& … Continue reading

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Upcoming Election

Hopefully the American people will have the sense not to elect this Romney person, but, then again, I never thought they could possibly relect Bush, & boy, was I wrong.   Scary.

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