Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Trump Fans and Foes : Mirror Images

I have no illusions about Donald Trump as now former President of the United States. I pretty much liked his policies while cringing nearly every time he spoke in public. I wanted some other Republican to be President. I really … Continue reading

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Blackridge Capital Associates: a Scam

A couple of weeks ago I got a mysterious phone call. The caller was asking for Roger, my wife’s late husband, so I told the guy that he was deceased. I told him that I was married to his widow. … Continue reading

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The Drama Continues (sunset again)

Yesterday’s sunset was plenty of fun. This is the last sunset of the season that I can video from the steps out the door of the conservatory. At least it’s the last one I can video the full track of … Continue reading

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I’ve been unfriended on Facebook!

This may have happened before, but to the best of my knowledge this is the first Unfriend I’ve experienced! I posted something which one of my (now former) friends found controversial and offensive, and there ensued an argument over the … Continue reading

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SpaceX Does It!

I just watched the live launch of SpaceX’s second Falcon Heavy mission, this time with an actual commercial payload, Arabsat 6A. And WOW! Both side boosters came down and landed almost simultaneously at Cape Canaveral, and just a few minutes … Continue reading

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The Best a Man Can Get/Be?

In the wake of Gillette’s stupid advertisement/attack ad, I am sorry to report that I will no longer be buying Gillette products. Just like Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, who decided to make a political statement with their product, they … Continue reading

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El Chapo

I read today that the Mexican drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, known as “El Chapo”, who is now in US custody in New York, has been denied a Bible, a Spanish-English dictionary (he doesn’t speak English), and is also being denied receipt of … Continue reading

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Fake News is For Sale!

The Scream While scouting Facebook today, I noticed that one of my FB friends, an Italian surgeon who works in the UK, had posted a photo of Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet that features a painting in the background — … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Later

My US flag flies today in front of my house. In the early morning fifteen years ago today, I was sleeping peacefully in my bed when, suddenly, one of my sons shook me awake and delivered a most bewildering bit … Continue reading

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Kaepernick & Rapinoe: Behind the Times

This week we are treated to another Johnny-come-lately, or in this case, Jane-come-lately, in the person of Megan Rapinoe, giving the nod to Colin Kaepernick’s “protest” , “displaying discontent with the current state of affairs in the U.S.”  What state … Continue reading

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