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{ Monthly Archives } March 2012

Dog blogging

                    It’s tough to have to guard against squirrels, cats, neighbors and random kids. It’s also tough when you have to go do your business in the rain.

And now, for something sort-of different

Job seeking is really kicking my butt.  I used to tell clients that job seeking is a full time job.  It has become that and more.  It would probably be easier if I were just spamming applications, but I’m trying to get on with organizations that participate in the same retirement system I spent 26 […]

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I want my 1969 Ford Galaxie 500 back

It was my first car, and aside from the warm, fuzzy nostalgia that is (for me, at least, like I assume is true for most guys) inextricably entwined with my memories of the car and the time, it had 4 features I really miss: First, it was made out of real steel: it was heavy, […]

a complete history of the world

I’ve been a big fan of Dr. Boli for quite some time. DR. BOLI’S COMPLETE HISTORY OF THE WORLD. may be the best bit he’s ever written.  A taste: At a certain point in time—in fact, at the very first certain point of time in the history of time—this primordial unity gave birth to multiplicity […]


Governmental Irony (via the Captain)

Picture = 1000 words

or more, in this case…


Leadership Lessons of James T. Kirk

I knew there was a reason I liked him, aside from generally trying to do the right thing as opposed to going by the book.  Alex Knapp says: Kirk’s success was no fluke, either. His style of command demonstrates a keen understanding of leadership and how to maintain a team that succeeds time and time […]

A quick reminder

Dr. Boli recently posted A Glossary of Common Terms in Journalism.  As the political nonsense gets more intense in this election year, you might want to check out the Glossary as a quick reminder of what the press is really talking about.  Among my favorites: Balanced. Giving equal weight to truth and falsehood. and Skewed. […]

James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson died last week.  Those of you that know me from my former employment may remember that I used to quote James Q. Wilson when I was talking about “broken windows theory.”  Wilson’s article in the Atlantic Monthly in 1982 (read it here) was incredibly influential.  Pat Moynihan is reported to have once […]

Good News for me

I don’t pay much attention to reported results of health studies anymore.  It seems there’s always someone out there ready to publish some results and grab some headlines about how X food item will kill you.  Someone says something is good, someone says something is bad, folks get all up in arms and then later […]

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