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More from the Road

| August 24, 2019 | 7 Comments
More from the Road

Barring something truly unusual or unfortunate, I should finish up another 5,000+ mile road trip later today. If you’re so inclined, wish me luck. On the road, there’s not much to do besides the boring and the necessary: e.g. keeping it between the lines and avoiding idiots. (As an aside: I swear, the old saying […]

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Bad Messaging Choices

| June 26, 2019 | 62 Comments
Bad Messaging Choices

I tell you – you just can’t make this stuff up. EXHIBIT ONE:  David Hogg The media’s favorite gun control advocate is back in the news claiming that he has had no less than seven attempts on his life based on his stance on gun control. I guess the theme here is that his message […]

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Weekend Open Thread: Yer Friday Funnies

| June 21, 2019 | 79 Comments
Weekend Open Thread:  Yer Friday Funnies

Here are some quotations that should leave you smiling, if not laughing. Unless of course you’ve had your sense of humor surgically removed. (smile) . . . “Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.” — Anonymous “Winston, if you were my husband I’d put poison in your coffee.” “If you were […]

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We Live Rent Free After Five Years-TAH Compared to Stanford Experiment

| May 19, 2019 | 91 Comments
We Live Rent Free After Five Years-TAH Compared to Stanford Experiment

It appears that after five years, we live rent free in someone’s head. He’s still taking a stab, after all these years, of trying to identify our psychological makeup as individuals and as a group. He is saying that we’re like the Stanford Experiment. This experiment involved people playing roles as security guards and prisoners. […]

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If it weren’t for your Mom….

| May 12, 2019 | 10 Comments
If it weren’t for your Mom….

…. you wouldn’t be here.  You try looking after that many heedless fuzzballs! Geese are well-known for stealing fuzzy babies from each other. There were two other geese off to the right, watching this grouping. Since today is officially Mother’s Day, take a moment and remember the good stuff. Those “I remember when….” stories are […]

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Weekend Open Thread – Remembering Thunderfingers

| May 10, 2019 | 37 Comments
Weekend Open Thread – Remembering Thunderfingers

I once worked with a guy who’d played part-time in a band. His contention – and I’ve heard the same from multiple other sources – was that a rock-n-roll band’s rhythm section (bass/drums) were the true heart and soul of the band. If they were solid, the band would rock; if not, not so much. […]

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Four from the Road

| March 17, 2019 | 6 Comments
Four from the Road

There seems to be nothing new from DPAA this past week in terms of MIA accounting. So here’s something off-topic in place of the usual Sunday “No Longer Missing” article. Longtime readers know I travel a bit. And last month’s trip was a long one – long, as in well over 6,000 mi over a […]

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Mirror, Mirror

| March 12, 2019 | 15 Comments
Mirror, Mirror

In the past, before any of the current screaming, maddening crowds were even a thought form, Joe Stalin attempted to destroy Russia’s heritage, Mao tried to do the same thing in China, and Pol Pot likewise in Cambodia. The difference between then and now is that there was no public online access to anything until […]

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