Category Archives: Philosophical-Inspiring-Interesting-Whatever

We took ye for granted, and are sorry for it

An era is over. Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) has launched. I have lived through the conception, inception, and now possibly the demolition of one of America’s finest “moments.” Expensive? Heck yeah. But we have taken for granted the basic fact … Continue reading

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Advice for fathers about their sons and their mothers

The measure of a man Every father should want his son to grow to be a man. They grow older, but do they grow into men? Some do and some don’t. What is a “man?” I suggest that a “man” … Continue reading

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Environmental nuts: Here’s How to “Be Green”

This was too good not to preserve and, besides, I lived in this era and can relate. In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags … Continue reading

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The BP MS 150 is coming . . . SOON!

(Post-ride blog here) This weekend, April 16-17. My first ride in the event, and my first genuine “Century Ride” (100 miles) followed by the remaining 78 miles from LaGrange into Austin for the finish on Sunday. I will be riding … Continue reading

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Catch me if you can

Frank W. Abagnale is one of the world’s most respected authorities on the subjects of forgery, embezzlement and secure documents.  For over thirty years he has lectured to and consulted with hundreds of financial institutions, corporations and government agencies around … Continue reading

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Why Do We Let Girls Dress Like That? – WSJ.com

All of which brings me to a question: Why do so many of us not only permit our teenage daughters to dress like this—like prostitutes, if we’re being honest with ourselves—but pay for them to do it with our AmEx … Continue reading

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New look at addiction, and proof of my own sanity

In a recent post I discussed the addiction of exercise, pedaling in particular. Due to the wonders (which sometimes is the curse) of Facebook I discovered a trailer to a movie — one that I will have to own — … Continue reading

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Burn all the textbooks!

They are heavy, hard to update, and expensive as the dickens to get revisions done while killing countless trees. You have to go to a computer or other books for cross-referenced works and you cannot (or are not supposed to) … Continue reading

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If I hear one more butchering of our National Anthem, then … Grrrr

Damn it! It is bad enough to “stylize” a traditional song but then to forget the words?  Christina Aguilera totally flubbed it at the 45th Super Bowl, and even had she not flubbed the words, it was still awful! Here … Continue reading

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Christmas — this says it all

You will be re-directed … go watch it! “Mary Did You Know” music video by Clay Aiken.

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