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20150202-222658.jpgAt the stroke of ten, on Groundhog’s Day

In swirled the flock of robins

They

Startled starlings, scattered squirr’ls,

They

Stalked around the raspberry canes,

They

Perched and preened while

Peering about — was it time?

Was it, was it,

Is it time?

They

Must have flown all Imbolc night

Though sleet and ice

And here they are, and there, and over there, so probably

This

This is as good a time as any.

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The seasons change fitfully, the employment sagas churn [although, fortunately, the gods and sea monsters have not yet made appearances], and for each unplanned technology purchase there are several ancillary items which abruptly become needful.

I have told many a student not to change operating systems or software editions before a major project begins [much less, in media res], and not to let their skills get out of sync with workplace technology. Oh, and how the boots chafe when they are suddenly on your own feet!

From Snow Leopard to Mavericks in an afternoon was a bit of a shock, but doing the new Keynote on a new hand-held device was even more exciting.  Does it do new, useful, things?  Yes, but try and find a dongle at a conference when the default is still VGA or a USB remote?

Breathe, breathe, breathe.  These will be here, even if at the moment they’re under the snow (again).

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Here already are the cats,
And the basil,
And the figs,
And the evening darkness interrupted by a waning Moon.

Dinner is over
Dinner is ‘NOT YET’
Leftovers soon to be pounced upon

We wait for something like a bee
Buzzing down side streets
Veering slightly askew
To land in the driveway.

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