More Pictures

Here’s some more pictures taken at my mother’s new house this past weekend:

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I think I’ll retire there as soon as possible!

Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling

This is by Mark Twain. It took me a while to find it so I decided that I should put in on my website.

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter “c” would be dropped to be replased either by “k” or “s”, and likewise “x” would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which “c” would be retained would be the “ch” formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform “w” spelling, so that “which” and “one” would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish “y” replasing it with “i” and Iear 4 might fiks the “g/j” anomali wonse and for all.

Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez “c”, “y” and “x” — bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez — tu riplais “ch”, “sh”, and “th” rispektivli.

Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spikingwerld.

Yeah… that’s easier!!!

Stargazing

[Boston Globe — Living / Arts News](http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living:) “Celebrity pals of socialite Paris Hilton are frantically changing their cellphone numbers after the entire contents of her mobile phone showed up on the Internet over the weekend. Hackers posted a copy of Hilton’s address book, listing the numbers and e-mail addresses of more than 500 friends and acquaintances, including Eminem , Christina Aguilera , Anna Kournikova , and Fred …”

Although i abhor hackers and what they stand for… this is damn funny [[:-)]].