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Server Error in the Scriptorium

Monks with parchment in scriptoriumWe warned you it might happen. We ascetics, working with no pay and even less glory at these Critical Pages, were informed that the server at our web host had “encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator to inform of the time the error occurred and of anything you might have done that may have caused the error.” Anything we might have done? Us? Us innocents? (That’s us and our server at in the graphic above .)  Anyway,  our website was offline for 24 hours. You didn’t notice? We  even lost the last couple of posts. Not to worry, we’ll put them up as soon as we finish sharpening our quills,  getting a new roll of parchment and some brightly colored inks. Please have patience.

More Notes


Tim Carmody, in his excellent piece, "How Haiti Became Poor", notes that President Trump's racist policies and vulgar language have sullied the word "shithole" which used to be one of the all-time great swear words. He's right. It's another terrible power this careless President wields.