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{ Monthly Archives } November 2008

Because Schrodinger was holding out on us

more animals And a little more mind candy: more music charts

Cziltang’s Theory of Criminal Incidence

First, let’s get the “truth in advertising” disclosure out of the way.  For those of you who stumbled upon this by accident and don’t know me, I have been working in corrections for 28 years.  So, I have a horse in this race and I am not even remotely unbiased.  It also means I do […]

Hard times for the Whizzinator

Folks who have been in corrections for any length of time usually end up having to collect urine samples from our clients.  It isn’t a glamor part of the job, but it has to be done.  About the only up side to collecting UA’s is the occasional opportunity to foil someone trying to beat the […]

Speculative history

A little internet research: There was once a Henderson S. Martin here in Kansas.  In 1913 he was Chairman of the Kansas State Utilities Commission and Chairman of the Kansas Democratic Party.  On Nov. 24, 1913 President Wilson nominated him to be Secretary of Public Instruction and Vice Governor of the Philippine Islands.  While in […]

Range update

I took the 1911 to the range today.  Very nice.  Very smooth.  Being an old gun made of metal and not polymer, it does not have the amount of felt recoil I would have imagined for a .45.  I’m having a bit of trouble with the front blade sight.  The sight picture is considerably different […]

A bit of history

I had the opportunity to buy a gun last week. I probably shouldn’t have done it, but sometimes an opportunity comes along and… Well, I bought this: “This” would be a Colt Government Model M1911 .45 caliber pistol. The serial number only has 5 digits and appears to indicate that this particular gun was manufactured […]

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more music charts


Because smoking is just bad

And now, a dose of dog blogging

Yeah, I know I promised to keep this to a minimum, but I took the day off and the Head Rat and I were playing with the dog and got out the camera, so this is what you get: As a side note, I’ve never seen a dog that didn’t like rain as much as […]

and speaking of having too much time on one’s hands

Regular readers may be wondering why the flurry of posts today.  The answer is that I’m waiting on the Head Rat to get ready to go visit my folks and she has been delayed by a couple of “puppy accidents”.  (Well, that’s not all that has delayed her, but we’ll ignore wardrobe choices for the […]

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