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Cream of the Cool

Since Facebook always asks me what's on my mind, here's what I told them today. I figured it was also worthy of a daylog here at E2.

My daily walk to the local library takes me past a mental health facility/rehab clinic and the usual cast of characters hanging around outside bumming cigarettes and spare change. Usually, I ignore them. I plod along with my head down and make…

In baseball jargon, there are a variety of "clubs" of players who have achieved certain rare combinations of statistical achievement in a single season. Two of the most famous clubs are the 30-30 club and the 40-40 club, for players who have achieved at least 30 stolen bases and 30 home runs in a single season for the former, and 40 of each for the latter. One of the most exclusive of these "clubs" is the 20-20-20 Club, which honors players who have hit at least 20…

Modal verbs are a set of verbs in English that follow some specific and unusual rules. They can be seen as a subset of auxiliary verbs.

The current modal verbs are:

"Ought" is the only modal verb that is always followed by the preposition "to". "Dare" and "need" are not commonly used as modal verbs…

What sort of a birthday present do you give someone with a few weeks to live?

It seems cruel and a little pointless to buy a book, or a jigsaw that they will never finish. By that stage even a box of chocolates would be sitting uneaten in the chaos of painkillers, colostomy bags and industrial sized boxes of Immodium.

You have to do something, though. It has to be a…