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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


Trifling and Transitory Brain Cramp

In a nice bit of coincidence, I found a link to this article about deja vu only moments after a fairly strong deja vu experience at work. (I was typing klngRightLeft as a variable name in my program and it triggered a deja vu in which I was hollering at somebody about what a stupid variable name that was.... Sadly, all too plausible given my mood at work these days.) Anyhow, the article doesn't really have any answers, but it's kind of neat that someone is looking into it again. My deja vus always feel as if they are related to a previous dream, not to a previous actual experience. And usually I find myself fighting to make sure I do something differently, because usually the situation in the dream evolved unpleasantly, usually because of something I say or do. I like the idea of a brain cramp, though:

The Victorian-era British psychologist Sir James Crichton-Browne suggested that deja vu is caused by a "trifling and transitory" brain disorder, "like cramp in a few fibers of muscle."

(Link from GeekPress)

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