|My Life: 2004|
|So, anyway...This is a new site of mine without all the talk of favorite music, movies, chicks, etc., though those subjects will, of course, come up in the course of my extemporaneous thoughts.
I suppose this is more or less an elaborate blog focusing not on a specific subject but on my current thoughts whenever I happen to wander into/onto this site out of boredom or avoidance of some chore I have successfully put-off for many years. It is a stream-of-consciousness excursion into matters that do not matter to anyone but me with no expectations or pretensions: an outlet to while away the time on a wintry day.
If you want to check out my "traditional" site (i.e., if you wanna know my favorite music, movies, etc.), go to: www.oocities.com/sgb34/.
|An explication of the use of "which" and "that":
It seems most people have a real problem with knowing when to use the word "which" and when to use "that." I deal with it all the time because I am a legal editor. I grant that often it is difficult to distinguish when to use the words, but I think this example might help to clarify the usage:
WHICH: A man and a dog are at the end of the street. You bet with your companion which one will walk down the street first. The dog does and you say, "The dog, WHICH was black, walked down the street first." The dog's color is not essential to the meaning of the sentence.
THAT: A black dog and a white dog are at the end of the street. You bet with your companion which dog will down down the street first. The black dog does and you say, "The dog THAT was black walked down the street first." The dog's color is essential to the meaning of the sentence.
|There is a new JETHRO TULL CD "THE JETHRO TULL CHRISTMAS ALBUM" out (December, 2003). They play a few traditional Christmas songs, rearranged and Ian Andersonized, and they play a few old Tull Christmas-y songs as well. They play a rearrangement of "Bouree" with the beginning much more as Bach intended. Significantly, to me, they play "Pavane" by Gabriel Faure, which is probably my favorite "classical" song. I highly recommend this CD if you are bored with hearing "Little Drummer Boy" but still want to make an effort at "getting into the spirit" of Christmas.|
|Some fragments of poetry, thoughts, and other nonsense|