New word: thwartocracy (n) - a 'government' under which the only policy is to undo the work of your political opposition.

It seems to be a handyman weekend. I've already had to troubleshoot and order parts for our clothes dryer. Guess (tomorrow) I might as well do the long-put-off faucet cartridge replacement in the daughters' bath.

There's the joy of re-reading a book you know well and re-read often...

and then there's the joy of re-reading a book you don't recall as well and catching little "oh, yeah!" moments...

and THEN there's the joy of reading a book you know you read before but can't recall anything about it. I think this one's the best. And yes, it just happened to me, with Clarke's "The Sentinel and other stories."

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