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Field Work Post-Brexit

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A warning of the consequences of Brexit. At Flying Twigs we are firmly in the ‘No Brexit’ camp – and not only because of the economic consequences although they look dire enough. It’s because pulling up the drawbridge will cut us off culturally from Europe – and we need Europe. Europe needs us but we definitely need Europe. Our ‘No Brexit’ anti-Brexit greeting cards are our humorous take on a serious subject. We need to […]

He, She, Him, His, Her, Her

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Is it her? No, that is wrong. It should be Is it she?  The meaning is clear if we reverse it and say Her it is, which is plainly wrong, whereas She it is, is plainly correct. Or to put it another way, Is it her? begs the question of ‘Her’ what? Her dog, for example? None of this is my natural language. I make the mistake all the time. Tamara is a much better […]

Travelers and Travellers

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I was in Waterstones and I bought a book on impulse after scanning a few pages. Sitting at my computer, I wanted to recall the name of the book. But the book was downstairs. I looked on the Waterstone’s website and put in ‘travel nazi Germany’. Nothing. I googled for it and it brought up a review of the book in the Washington Post. Um… different cover to the one I had bought. But I […]

Am I Not A Woman And A Sister

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Did you see the Google link of the day? It’s a very nicely painted photo of a woman in profile reading a book on a beach before the ocean. It is Mary Prince. It is she who said, Am I not a woman and a sister? when as a slave she petitioned for the abolition of slavery. In the picture there are gulls or other white sea birds wheeling in the air, but Mary is […]

Column Blocks in Gutenberg

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I mentioned before that I am using the Gutenberg plugin on a self-hosted WordPress site. Today I was working with columns of text. In Gutenberg, everything is a block (as in building block). Images are blocks, headings are blocks, tables are blocks, quotes are blocks. And columns are blocks. By their nature column blocks are a container for two or more columns, and within that container are the blocks for the individual columns. They are […]

No More Pencils

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I write about politics, and personal experiences at No More Pencils. Here are some of the most recent posts: Supreme Court On Trump’s Third Travel Ban is about the Supreme Court decision to uphold the third version of the travel ban. That court decision, which was in June, passed me by. I wonder how many others missed it and what the practical consequences of the ban are. What is happening, today, now? Who Will Be […]

Small Websites

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Reb from WriteMeow commented that When I first got internet at home, 1997, I got perhaps 10MB from the carrier to build a website! This included a long and incredibly complicated URL with several slashes and a ~ tilde. It reminded me that that I wanted to share a couple of ways to make small sites that I recently came across. Example 1. Small Carrd (note two ‘r’s in the name) is offering ‘Simple, free, […]