Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday [7 to 9]

9.  Unless Tom has it wrong

... this is the day of Paul Revere's Ride:

8.  Haiku mentions the abacus

... perhaps in response to the tape measure:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/reel/playlist/ultimate-japan?vpid=p09djyqn

The centuries-old abacus, once a common tool in many countries, has now been abandoned around the world. But in Japan, thousands of students are still taught proficiency on the abacus.

 

Advocates argue that sliding the beads up and down with your fingers and then thinking with your brain creates a mind-body connection that helps with calculation skills and cognitive memory.

Haiku asks: "Good idea for us oldies?"

7.  Mentioned a lady Emerald Robinson

Turns out she's a Newsmax correspondent and she posted this:

From what I can gather, the anniversary a few days ago of her father's death.  Was just reflecting - even after they've grown up and are in full family themselves, women still refer to their fathers as daddy and he [if still alive] would kill anyone who harmed his daughter.

There's just something about southerners and the rural centre and mid-west - they're more grounded it seems.

3 comments:

  1. One can be reasonably certain about one thing with Paul Revere: he didn't gallop through the night shouting "The British are coming".

    The problem with American foundation myths is that the foundation is so recent that it's easy to see when they are bollocks.

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    1. The chap in the window is shouting...."Go home Revere, you daft bugger. We ARE the British".

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  2. "Advocates argue that sliding the beads up and down with your fingers and then thinking with your brain creates a mind-body connection that helps with calculation skills and cognitive memory."

    This is exactly how I learned to undo bra straps with one hand.

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