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A Change of Scene

If you've been here before you'll notice that we've made a few changes. Or maybe we should avoid responsibility and say that changes have occurred. We're not experts in HTML code and as we "improve" this website odd things happen, and if we begin to improve things at 8:00 in the evening we find ourselves still working and trying to undo our
improvements at 3:00 AM. So please just read the central column and forget the surroundings. Thanks.


Just some flowers, damnit!We’re putting these flowers here just because we need a break from this all this heavy thinking. Besides, we like the way they look. The flower is called called foxglove and it belongs to a larger family called digitalis. You may have heard of digitalis as a medication for certain heart problems, specifically atrial fibrillation, a rapid and irregular heartbeat.  An extract from the foxglove plant was used as a remedy that disorder as far back as the late 18th century.  The name digitalis is appropriate, for the elongated bell shaped flower do fit neatly, glove like, over your finger tips — over your digits.  Get it? As for the name foxglove; well, there are lots of theories about that name but no one theory is agreed upon. And, anyway, we said we were posting this photo to escape heavy thinking.

Notes


Eugene Mirabelli, who writes most of the posts on Critical Pages, is busy completing another book, so the frequency of new posts has fallen off. Please feel free to wander back through what's here or click on one of the subjects in the tag cloud below and -- who knows? -- you may be pleasantly surprised. We hope so.