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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

A work in progress. Explaining words and phrases that I often use. Noting new and interesting ideas. Discussing certain verbal warning signs. There’s no social justice or political correctness here.

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Hair of the Bear       half Moon       Harvest Home       harvest moon       Harvestpoint       Hat Trick       HDMI       High Holiday       honor       house       The Hunting of the Wrens                        
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Hair of the Bear      My biannual haircut, end of April & end of October

half Moon

The Moon phase is at at first or last quarter and is half illuminated.


harvest moon

The full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal equinox each year.


Harvest Home     See Mabon, autumnal equinox

Harvestpoint     Midpoint between summer solstice and autumnal equinox

Cross-quarter point & WebTree fire festival. Marks the beginning of fall. Lasts from sunset on the day before the midpoint between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox to sunset on the day after (traditional three days).


Hat Trick

Everyone is amazed by the razzle dazzle moment. No one thinks about all the work, study, and experimenting beforehand that made it possible



“Short for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, it is the first industry-supported uncompressed, all-digital audio/video interface. It's a single cable and user-friendly connector that replaces the maze of cabling behind the home entertainment center. HDMI provides an interface between any audio/video source, such as a set-top box, DVD player, or A/V receiver and an audio and/or video monitor, such as a digital television (DTV), over a single cable. HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video, plus multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. It transmits all ATSC HDTV standards and supports 8-channel digital audio with bandwidth to spare to accommodate future enhancements and requirements. [Source: Adapted from HDMI.org]

HDMI was defined to carry 8 channels, of 192kHz, 24-bit uncompressed audio, which exceeds all current consumer media formats. In addition, HDMI can carry any flavor of compressed audio format such as Dolby or DTS. HDMI has the capacity to support existing high-definition video formats such as 720p, 1080i, and 1080p, along with support of enhanced definition formats like 480p, as well as standard definition formats such as NTSC or PAL.”


High Holiday

A cross quarter point, a fire festival and one of the gateways between the four seasons. On may WebTree path, a three day celebration honoring the gods and marking the midpoint between the solstice and the equinox (or the equinox and the solstice). It begins on sunset of the first day and lasts until sunset of the third day. See also cross-quarter and fire festival.



Long term rules means honor brings advantage. Short term rules mean that honor is a disadvantage.
Honor is a concept widely derided and discarded today. But honor is really nothing more than your personal credit rating. It is a statement of your character, and like credit, honor has leverage. It can move large numbers of people: elevate them, raise their spirits and their expectations of themselves. Honor and Courage and Character are beacons in the darkness; they draw all manner of people toward their light. Most people want to be good, to be brave, to be useful. They just need to be shown the way sometimes. And the only way to create such beacons to light our path is to commit to becoming one yourself.”
You Are Not Alone (Part 2)       ➣ Eject!Eject!Eject
➣ temporary copy of You Are Not Alone

See also Bill Whittle

house     See kin

The Hunting of the Wrens or Lá an Dreoilín      26December

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