car·riage re·turn

n. the lever or mechanism on a typewriter that would cause the cylinder on which the paper was held (the carriage) to return to the left margin of the page


Surf the Interwebs from your Waffle Iron!

Working with computers for a living,I occasionally get to see them at their very best,though,admittedly,it is a far less often occurrence than seeing them at their worst. I get to be the first one to play with the new models that show up,but I also spend valuable moments of my Read on…

Woe the thumb.

I’d originially intended to make a lenthy post here today,but during a game of basketball this afternoon I jammed my left thumb. The swelling isn’t incredibly horrible,but typing isn’t exactly enjoyable at present.

If the thumb is back to normal tomorrow I’ll update,but for tonight,I’m out of action.

In Praise of Bench Seats

But when we’re driving in my Malibu,It’s easy to get right next to you. I say,“Baby,scoot over,please.”And then she’s right there next to me.

- Cake,“Stickshifts and Safety Belts”

While Glen and I were out getting haircuts and dinner tonight,I happened to see a large black and white Read on…

What’s in a (nick)name?

One of my favorite reads is The Baseball Card Blog,devoted to one of my childhood hobbies. I’ve not collected cards in over a decade,but I was hooked by the fresh,sportive,whimsical approach.

The March 15 entry was largely a continuation of the “Perfect Pack”series,but there is a great Read on…


Every year since 1998 I’ve read Thomas Hardy’s Far from the Madding Crowd. Until about ’98 I’d never been much for the British classics –I think I’d only been exposed to a handful of them,and not always with spectacular results. To this day I have no intention or desire to finish Gulliver’s Travels.

Read on…