Author Archives: peNdantry

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.

Happy Towel Day 2022!

Following on from the Hitchhiker’s Guide Trivia Quizzes I did for Towel Day 2020 and 2021, here’s another to celebrate Towel Day, 25May2022! The answers will be published later on today (at 22:10:10 UTC) in a password-protected post (here). You … Continue reading

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Get my eBook for FREE, Towel Day 2022

Grab your towel, froods! Although it has nothing at all to do with The Hitchhiker’s Guide… On 25May2022† my eBook is available totally FREE! Just click on this link right here to get it. If you don’t have a Kindle,don’t … Continue reading

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The yarn that got away

Back in 1982, or perhaps it was ’83, I was working on a short story; it was my first real attempt in my quest to ‘become a writer’. I wrote the story on my first computer (an Amstrad PCW), which … Continue reading

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The Anti-Democracy Movement Run Amok

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
As I lay in bed at 5:30 this morning seeking that elusive thing called sleep, I received an email with Robert Reich’s latest newsletter.  Despite my better judgment, I started reading the piece and…

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Encouraging literacy in memory of Douglas Adams

Towel Day is just over a week away! Gery Deer, Towel Day Ambassador for 2022, has launched a literacy initiative to raise funds to help improve reading skills. Literacy is the silver bullet to poverty, ignorance, and socioeconomic issues. Gery … Continue reading

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Georgius Piscator: gone, but not forgotten

It was ten years ago todayThat my dear father passed away.Were he still here, and in his primeHe’d walk ten miles to drop a line. Dad’s Eulogy, by R. R: Can you hear me talking?M,C & V: Only in words!R: … Continue reading

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The writings of Chat Qu’éspire

About four hundred years ago, William Shakespeare was born and died in the Aprils of two successive centuries. As I sit here putting the final touches to this post, it’s the last day of this year’s April; the first day … Continue reading

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The End Of “Liberty and Justice for All”

Originally posted on Filosofa's Word:
Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court voted to take away a substantial portion of the rights of women when they voted in private to strike down the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade decision.  We…

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Earth Day ft. The Candy

Originally posted on Fat Guy Workout:
This image is made by The candy as a sweet gesture Today is Earth Day and I am bringing you a very special blog to draw your attention to this important day. I will…

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My technique for coping with spam comments on WordPress.com

‘Wibble’ began in 2007; a lifetime ago in Internet terms (and of course also for those now aged 15 and under, duh). In all those years, I only rarely had any spam comments to deal with here on Wibble, and … Continue reading

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