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Word of the week: conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis, also known as pinkeye, or pink eye, is an “inflammation of the conjunctiva”. The conjunctiva is “the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids”. Dictionary.com just told me this, in the definitions here and here. I am currently recovering from conjunctivitis, the second time in… Continue reading Word of the week: conjunctivitis

At the movies

Robert Bresson, films on video, and pinball in the movies

Last week I wrote about home videos and time spent making digital copies of cherished recordings using our last working video player. While the VCR was set up I also took a look at some of the other old tapes that I’ve kept. In recent years I have recycled or thrown away thousands of videos.… Continue reading Robert Bresson, films on video, and pinball in the movies