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Political correctness - a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.

March 2017
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Friday Update (03-24-17)

What I’m reading
I’m still working my way through In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality. I haven’t really devoted a lot of time to it lately.

What I’m doing for my health
I met my doctor on Wednesday and my annual checkup went pretty much as I’d expected. She started me on Lipitor and she […]

Friday Update (03-17-17)

What I’m reading
I’m still reading In Search of Schrodinger’s Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality. It’s not exactly leisure reading but it is interesting. What I’ve read so far has been a good history of how quantum physics developed in the last 19th and early 20th centuries. And it hasn’t been overly technical or filled with […]

Friday Update (03-10-17)

What I’m reading

I finished Co-ed Naked Philosophy by Will Forest. About halfway through the book I began to find that many of the clichéd nudist slogans, some of the improbable scenarios, and unbelievable conflict resolutions were getting a bit tiresome. I put my Kindle aside and thought about it a while. I began to think […]

Friday Update (02/24/17)

In my email, I get an email from Tim Ferris called “5 Bullet Friday” in which he talks about five things he’s reading, watching, listening to, using, or pondering. I think it might be a fun thing to try for myself.

What I’m reading this week

Bash Guide for Beginners by Machtelt Garrels. I first got my […]

Roscoe the Gray

The transformation went virtually unnoticed until it was completed. I first noticed its beginning several years ago when I found a single gray pubic hair among a bountiful forest of brown. In the months and years following that discovery, I’d occasionally see another gray hair pop up in the brown forest. But overall, I didn’t […]

A Look Back

A couple of days ago popped up a memory of something I posted a year ago about a blog entry I’d made in 2007 – By the seat of my pants. When posting the memory, I explained the circumstances a little more. Here is what I posted:

Shared Facebook Memory
Yeah, those were dark days. Amazingly, I […]

Damaged goods?

I’ve gotten through over six decades of this incarnation relatively unscathed considering all the crap that life has thrown at me in that time. Some of that crap seemed like Hell while I endured it but lessons were learned, wounds were healed, and I moved on. In the last decade or so, I’ve gotten a […]


When I accepted the project back in February, I only expected it to last six or eight weeks. I expected to be finished by the end of March, then mid-April, and then the end of April. At the end of the thirteenth week I had done all I could do. At the end of the […]

40th Anniversary

Earlier this week my wife and I celebrated 40 years together as husband and wife. It wasn’t always smooth or perfect. We’ve faced many of the problems that married couples encounter but we’ve gotten through them. I’m not a marriage expert by any means but I do have a bit of practical experience. Here are […]

The Pit of Despair

Five days a week I spend eight to nine hours in the Pit of Despair, named for Count Rugen’s place of torture in the film The Princess Bride.  There I am metaphorically attached to a machine that sucks the life force out of me. The machine is management driven procedures and accountability. Management is Count […]