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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

The World Happiness Report, released by the United Nations, ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity. This year, Finland is first, followed by Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland, followed by Netherlands, Canada,New Zealand, Sweden, Australia. The United States, which has never been in the top ten, silpped down four places from last year and is now 18th. President Trump may make American Great Again, but apparently not happier.