Monthly Archives: December 2012

R.I.P. General Norman Schwartzkopf

My old brigade commander, H. Norman Schwartzkopf, has passed away at the age of 78.  I never met him personally, but I was one of his troops when I served in the 1st Brigade of the 9th Infantry Division at … Continue reading

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Just saw “Skyfall” – the new James Bond movie

I don’t go to theaters to watch movies very often. But this week I decided to treat myself to some flick or other, and then I had to pick one. I don’t know why I chose to see Skyfall, except … Continue reading

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Bad Astronomies and Global Warming Deniers

Not that Phil Plait (the Bad Astronomer) will read this blog, but I am quite annoyed by his use of the term “global warming denier”.  I realize that he didn’t originate the term and he isn’t the only one who … Continue reading

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Apparently, the End of the World is Near

I am told that there are a lot of folks who expect the end of the world to occur on December 21, 2012.  And the reason for it?  I guess that date marks the end of the Mayan Long Count … Continue reading

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