March 27th, 2009

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Schott's Miscellany 26 March 2009

Final day of US troops' fighting on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima (1945)


THE STARS & STRIPES #1

The correct proportions of the United States flag (the Stars and Stripes) were laid down on August 21, 1959, by Executive Order of President Dwight D. Eisenhower:

Where the long side of the flag is the "fly" and the short side is the "hoist," and if the hoist=1, the flag's proportions are:

Fly: 1.9
Union hoist: 0.5385
Union fly: 0.76
Width of stripe: 0.0769
Diameter of star: 0.0616


Before that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
William James (1842-1910)
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    "Unbelievable" by Bob Dylan
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off to PA

Heading out with the Forebearance (girasole, bronxbob350, helgabee, and the LJ-less Infomancer) to the wilds of western Pennsylvania to visit my grandmother on the occasion of her 86th birthday.

The B&B we're staying at has free wireless, and I'll have the iPhone, so I'll still be around. The Schott's Miscellany will be on hold until Sunday night when I get back. Between visits, I intend to work on Ghost Academy and Farscape comics scripts. Wheeee!

terri_osborne is staying home to take care of Marcus and jam on her Stargate Atlantis novel without me to distract her.
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    "Laugh as the Sun" by Rusted Root