Monthly Archives: June 2012

Peeps and Cheaps

A pair of starlings built a nest, not too long ago, in a forgotten clothespin basket on the back porch of the Poole Ancestral Homestead. About two weeks ago, their eggs hatched, and this past Friday afternoon, the nestlings started … Continue reading

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Alan Turing’s Centenarian Birthday

Today, June 23, 2012, marks the one hundred year anniversary of the birth of British mathematician Alan Turing. Turing is often regarded as the father of modern computer science, and perhaps more accurately, the person who defined what a “computing … Continue reading

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Mary of the Mansfield House

In a previous article, I wrote about Mabel P. Stivers, and her success in saving the Mansfield House from imminent destruction. Now, here’s a very short account of another woman who had been connected with the Mansfield House, but who’s … Continue reading

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Modern Square Nails: Some Late Afternoon Messing About

Okay, here’s one of those annoying articles of mine, where I do quite a bit of thinking out loud. My last few postings were all fairly well polished, so I think I’m entitled now to at least one intervening stream-of-consciousness … Continue reading

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Mabel P. Stivers’ Resurrection of the Mansfield House

The Reverend Richard Mansfield House would not have survived to the present day, had it not been for the efforts of Mabel P. Stivers, a local historian and preservationist from Ansonia, Connecticut. When Saint Joseph Parish purchased the Mansfield property in … Continue reading

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The Point’s Picks for June 15th

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these summary posts. But much has transpired in recent days. So to revive this habit, I’ve once again assembled a curated listing of attention-holding items from the last week or so. … Continue reading

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My Review of Ryobi’s 18V ONE+ Cordless Drill Kits

    In anticipation of this coming

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Transit of Venus: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Warning: Never directly view any sun-related phenomenon without using adequate eye protection. See more on this below. The BirminghamPoint.co blog officially advises against any attempts at viewing this event directly, and recommends restricting one’s ‘observations’ to online or news resources, only. … Continue reading

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