Happy Birthday
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donal_mac_r
Just that . . . have a wonderful birthday!

Happy Birthday, Argentlion!
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donal_mac_r
Happy Birthday, Argentlion!

Happy Birthday to the Heryngmongere!
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donal_mac_r
with many happy returns and reptitions.

Hebrew as a Scholarly Language
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donal_mac_r
Some while ago I recall reading that the valedictory address of at least one of the Ivy League colleges was delivered in Hebrew. It might well have gone to English at some point in the relatively recent past. Does anyone here know the answer?

Happy Birthday Moe!
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donal_mac_r
And i hope there are many moe to come!

Happy Birthday, Badouin!
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donal_mac_r
We've known each other longer than either one of us would like to admit, I think, and when you get to this stage, every year is a small triumph.  I hope this one is a happy one and that there'll be many more.

Happy Birthday!
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donal_mac_r
With many happy repeats and reprises!

~Donal

Happy Birthday!
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donal_mac_r
There are two very noble ladies here who among other things, share a birthday  

So to Duchess Melisande and to Duchess Isabel, I offer the most heartfelt and cheerful birthday greetings. 

May the best day that you experienced in the past year be outshone by the most ordinary of days in the year to come!

Your friend and servant
Donal

Cross and Lily XII
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donal_mac_r
Last night I drove up to Richmond wih my younger son to attend the twelfth Practice Tourney of the Cross and Lily.  There were thirteen under arms, including a Duke, a Count, and another Knight.  My peerage rank put me fourth or fifth in rank, though it has nothing to do with prowess at arms.  I was NOT on my game last night.  My reflexes were sluggish and my hitting power low.  Shows to go what happens when I skip too many practices.  Fought some pickups afterwards and felt a little better about it.  Part of my problem was probably that I was a late arrival and didn't have much chance to loosen up.  But mainly I think it was lack of practice.  Even so, it was a good evening with good people, so it was in no way a wasted trip.

Writer's Block: It’s Women’s Equality Day!
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donal_mac_r
If women seek equality with men, they'll wind up short-changed.  Why would they want to lower themselves thus?

Women's qualities and abilities are such that their proper tactic should be to seek all the special privileges the traffic will bear.  They should never settle for equality.
Do you think women are treated as equals? What changes would you like to see?


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